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Sally Ride
May 26, 1951 -
Nationality: American
Category: Astronaut
Subcategory: American Astronaut

Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine.


The view of Earth is spectacular.


Well, we spend an awful lot of our time working and doing experiments. It's very busy up on the shuttle.


I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.


The food isn't too bad. It's very different from the food that the astronauts ate in the very early days of the space program.


Then during the mission itself, I used the space shuttle's robot arm to release a satellite into orbit.


I don't have any nicknames.


I had both male and female heroes.


It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission.


After the Challenger accident, NASA put in a lot of time to improve the safety of the space shuttle to fix the things that had gone wrong.


So I saw many planets, and they looked just a little bit brighter than they do from Earth.


The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident.


My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.


It's easy to sleep floating around - it's very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don't float into somebody or something!


So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years before they are assigned to a flight.


Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space.


Even though NASA tries to simulate launch, and we practice in simulators, it's not the same - it's not even close to the same.


The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter.


On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background - the commander and the pilot.


I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.


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