Do you remember what historical event transpired on June 18, 1983? I’ll give you a second to think about it...
If you guessed it’s the day Sally Ride became the first American woman to launch into space; you are correct! Believe it or not, 35 years ago this month was when Sally Ride inspired a nation with her pioneering journey into space. She not only defied the odds but proved to women all around that they can accomplish whatever they put their minds to.
“If we want scientists and engineers in the future, we should be cultivating the girls as much as the boys.” -Sally Ride
Anyone who has a vested interest in this American icon knows that she was more than just an astronaut. Sally Ride also was an outstanding physicist, committed educator, and noble humanitarian. Through the culmination of her life’s work, Sally Ride has certainly left a legacy which deserves to be commemorated; and now it will be.
On May 23, 2018, the Sally Ride Forever stamp was officially released making it the newest, and most sought-after keepsake for all philatelists out there. The stamp is beautifully painted and features Ride wearing her iconic light blue space suit with a dazzling sketch of a space shuttle lifting off in the background.
Thanks to the boldness and strength exhibited by Sally Ride, there have been over 50 women who have now journeyed into the final frontier, many of whom are American. After her flights into space, Ride accomplished many other feats and even sat on both panels that investigated the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters.
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