pbsthisdayinhistory
pbsthisdayinhistory:

June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes the First American Woman in Space
On this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She was a mission specialist aboard the Challenger. She rode the space shuttle Challenger into orbit in 1983, but she was also a NASA adviser, a lifelong educator, and a founder of Sally Ride Science, a venture dedicated to inspiring and teaching young people, especially girls, about science and space.Watch an NOVA’s uncut interview with the late astronaut, conducted at NASA in 1984.
Photo: NASA

pbsthisdayinhistory:

June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes the First American Woman in Space

On this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She was a mission specialist aboard the Challenger. She rode the space shuttle Challenger into orbit in 1983, but she was also a NASA adviser, a lifelong educator, and a founder of Sally Ride Science, a venture dedicated to inspiring and teaching young people, especially girls, about science and space.

Watch an NOVA’s uncut interview with the late astronaut, conducted at NASA in 1984.

Photo: NASA

misscarletwitch
wocinsolidarity:

sesamestreet:

We’re saddened by the passing of our friend Maya Angelou. Thank you for all you’ve done, and for all the hugs.

actually about to cry rn

"Now you understand  Just why my head’s not bowed.  I don’t shout or jump about  Or have to talk real loud.  When you see me passing  It ought to make you proud.  I say,  It’s in the click of my heels,  The bend of my hair,  The palm of my hand,  The need of my care,  ‘Cause I’m a woman  Phenomenally.  Phenomenal woman,  That’s me.”

May we all strive to be as phenomenal as Maya was.

wocinsolidarity:

sesamestreet:

We’re saddened by the passing of our friend Maya Angelou. Thank you for all you’ve done, and for all the hugs.

actually about to cry rn

"Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.”

May we all strive to be as phenomenal as Maya was.