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Sally Ride, America’s First Woman in Space, is a new book written by veteran ABC News and 20/20 reporter Lynn Sherr.
 
Published by Simon & Schuster, this 400-page book is available starting this month.
 
Sherr has written this definitive and fascinating biography of Sally Ride, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner.
 
Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women.
 
After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. In both instances she faulted NASA’s rush to meet mission deadlines and its organizational failures. She cofounded a company promoting science and education for children, especially girls.
 
NOTE: For a special “History in Five” video on Sally Ride, offered by Simon & Schuster, go to:
 

 

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