Friday, June 18, 2010

Ride, Sally Ride

Sally Ride
On June 18, 1983, a young engineer took her seat aboard the space shuttle and launched into history. On that date, Sally Ride, a University of Michigan graduate, became the first American woman in space as a mission specialist on STS-7. In this image Ride monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the Flight Deck. Image Credit: NASA