Little Sally grew up in California, USA and soon realised that she had a passion for science. She loved it so much that she studied it at university and became a Doctor of Physics.
One day, whilst reading the student newspaper, Sally saw that NASA was looking for astronauts. Women could apply, having never been able to before… so she went for it! Sally was chosen, and in 1983 became the first American woman to fly in space.
Sally believed that science should be exciting and inclusive, and that everyone should be able to reach for the stars! So, after hanging up her space suit, Sally, with her partner Tam, founded Sally Ride Science, an organisation that encourages better science education. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the trailblazing astronaut’s life.