Sally Ride Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Sally Ride (Sally Kristen Ride)

Last Updated: 19 May, 2023 | Views: 1167

Age: 61

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Physicist

Famous For: First American woman in space

Higher Education: BA, BS, MS, PhD

Sally Ride Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
26 May, 1951 (61 Years 01 Month 27 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Los Angeles

Birth Sign


Died on
23 Jul, 2012

Cause of Death
Pancreatic Cancer

Sally Ride Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Sally Kristen Ride was one of the known American astronauts and physicists. She was born on May 26, 1951, in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Following cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova in 1963 and Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982, she is known as the first American woman to join NASA and the third woman to fly in space in 1983. When she flew into space at 32, she was the youngest American astronaut to have done so.


In 1973: Sally Kristen Ride graduated from Stanford University with a physics and English literature degree.

In 1975: Sally Kristen Ride earned a Master of Science in physics.

In 1978: Sally Kristen Ride received a doctorate in physics for his research on the interaction of X-rays with the interstellar medium.

on January 16, 1978: Sally Kristen Ride was notified of her selection as part of NASA Astronaut Group 8 via telephone.

On June 18, 1983: Sally Kristen Ride became the first American woman in space and the third woman when the Space Shuttle Challenger took off from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

As of July 1, 1989: Sally Kristen Ride became the director of the California Space Institute at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

The space news website was Ride's employer from September 1999 to July 2000.

Awards & Achievements:

National Space Society's von Braun Award

The NCAA's Theodore Roosevelt Award

NASA Space Flight Medal (Twice)

Unknown facts:

Besides golf, she was a varsity field hockey player at Swarthmore.

She plans to become a professional tennis player after completing three semesters at Swarthmore.

Sally Ride Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In feet Inches 6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Sally Ride Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Dale Burdell Ride

Mother's Name
Carol Joyce Anderson

Steven Hawley

Karen Ride

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