What Is Sally Ride Courageous

845 Words 4 Pages
INTRODUCTION Why is Sally Ride one of the most courageous people to ever live? Sally Ride was courageous because she was able to show Perseverance, Excellence, and Respect in and out of her job . Although Sally Ride wasn’t the first American in space, she showed excellence and still achieved her dreams and was the first woman and youngest woman to ever go to space.


First, Sally Ride was a courageous person because she showed a lot of perseverance.Sally Ride showed a lot of perseverance when she was in the NASA and even after she retired from NASA. "Dr. Ride received numerous honors and awards. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and the Astronaut Hall of Fame and has received the Jefferson Award for Public
…show more content…
Sally Ride was also respected by many people.Sally Ride was respected by the president and other famous people. Sally Ride was also respected by the President. "In a statement on Monday afternoon, President Obama said Dr. Ride had been “a national hero and a powerful role model.” “She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and later fought tirelessly to help them get there by advocating for a greater focus on science and math in our schools,” he said. “Sally’s life showed us that there are no limits to what we can achieve.”"(The New York Times) Ride was respected by many women and little girls. Sally Ride was even respected by many little girls and other women. "The next day, Gloria Steinem, editor of Ms. magazine at the time, said, “Millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers and scientists.” " (The New York Times) Sally Ride was respected by many people and friends in and out of her work. Ride's friends and colleagues also respected her too, " So to see her in space - and she had an undergraduate degree in physics, just like I did, and she had a PhD from Stanford, and I was in the middle of getting a PhD from Stanford, I mean it just really helped convince me that I wasn't, you know, completely crazy in thinking about trying to become an astronaut

Related Documents