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Sally Ride Book Reading & Signing

June 16, 2009

On Saturday, June 13th, over 140 people (mostly future scientists and astronauts) came to the museum to hear Dr. Sally Ride (first American woman in space) read from her new book Mission: Planet Earth, then meet her and obtain a personally signed copy.

In addition to giving a vivid presentation on her space flight experiences, reading from and signing her new book, Dr. Sally Ride also took the time to flight test our new Space Shuttle simulator and sign it. While she sat inside, she remarked at how accurate (for when it was made) the shuttle cockpit looked, and explained how many of the controls worked.

Below are some photos from the day. If you would like to watch her whole presentation, click here.

To learn more about Sally Ride, click here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy Kennett permalink
    November 13, 2009 6:21 am

    How do I get a autographed picture of Sally Ride in her space suit?
    Thank you

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