Monday, January 23, 2012
One of the greatest things that Sally Ride is known for is being the first American woman in space. "The event also led to people seeing women as more equal to men than they ever had before". NASA had previously put a woman through the training to go into space, but her mission was canceled and she never got the opportunity to go on another. With determination and hard work she helped lead the way for other great females to enter the science and technological fields. She never let being a female get in her way of doing what her passion was, which was showing that women are just as knowledgeable in the science and technologically fields as men.