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dp
07-24-2012, 03:05 AM
https://www.sallyridescience.com/

http://metalworkingathome.com/images/sallyride_800.jpg

Void
07-24-2012, 08:24 AM
She was not just a mission specialist but also an inspiration to young women, and an astronaut, pioneer, physicist.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/first-female-us-astronaut-sally-ride-comes-out

Truly a hero.

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Boucher
07-24-2012, 08:38 AM
In my engineering career I encountered several very gifted female engineers. In that time frame and environment they had to have the right “Stuff” to even get the degree.

BobL
07-24-2012, 10:29 AM
In 1989-90 I was a post doc at UCSD and Sally was our super boss.

Evan
07-24-2012, 03:48 PM
That just plain sucks.

Dr Stan
07-24-2012, 08:28 PM
That just plain sucks.

Especially since she was only 61. A real loss to the scientific community and more so to STEM education.

wierdscience
07-24-2012, 11:22 PM
On the bright side she got the opportunity to do some amazing things in her time,R.I.P. Sally Ride

Forrest Addy
07-25-2012, 05:58 AM
Great woman and an inspiration to all even us men. Especially us men.

I used to use Sally Ride as an example to shame better performance out of woman apprentices assigned to me. "Dare to be great!" I'd yell at them from across the shop when they had a man help them with something heavy..

Void
07-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Here is another related link about women in the space program:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/the-women-who-would-have-been-sally-ride/260246/

Apparently we had the "Mercury 13" way back in the beginning of the space program but the attitudes of the day squashed the WISP program.

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jep24601
07-25-2012, 06:46 PM
Here is another related link about women in the space program:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/the-women-who-would-have-been-sally-ride/260246/

Apparently we had the "Mercury 13" way back in the beginning of the space program but the attitudes of the day squashed the WISP program.

-DU-
Yes, Tereshkova flew 20 years before Ride. She is still going strong at 75.

lazlo
07-25-2012, 07:14 PM
Yes, Tereshkova flew 20 years before Ride. She is still going strong at 75.

Wow, I didn't know that! Great read!

flylo
07-26-2012, 12:18 AM
It's like a local (Kinchloe) was the the 1st man in space until they changed the boundries of space. Also the 1 manned powered flight was in St Joseph on Silver Beach but it was not controlled as the Wright Bros had wing warping.

tdmidget
07-26-2012, 12:54 PM
Didn't a couple of post disappear from this thread?

Void
07-26-2012, 01:14 PM
Didn't a couple of post disappear from this thread?

Yes. An entire post by Ries and a single word was deleted from my (#2) post. It was done silently and without fanfare. My guess is is that I used an "objectionable", though very relevant to the life of Dr. Sally Ride, word. See the article I linked to in post #2 if you want to know more.

I will say no more about the "objectionable" aspect of Dr. Sally Ride's life on this forum as it might upset some people (and what would be the point if it is just deleted.)

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George Bulliss
07-26-2012, 01:23 PM
Yes. An entire post by Ries and a single word was deleted from my (#2) post. It was done silently and without fanfare. My guess is is that I used an "objectionable", though very relevant to the life of Dr. Sally Ride, word. See the article I linked to in post #2 if you want to know more.

I will say no more about the "objectionable" aspect of Dr. Sally Ride's life on this forum as it might upset some people (and what would be the point if it is just deleted.)

-DU-

Nothing wrong with the word you used and it was not deleted because it was objectionable. However, it did cause some objectionable replies and it looked like the entire thread was headed in the wrong direction. It, and the unfortunate posts that followed, was deleted in an attempt to keep things on track.

Void
07-26-2012, 01:38 PM
Nothing wrong with the word you used and it was not deleted because it was objectionable. However, it did cause some objectionable replies and it looked like the entire thread was headed in the wrong direction. It, and the unfortunate posts that followed, was deleted in an attempt to keep things on track.

George,
Thank you for the clarification. Quite possibly there could have been 2-3... 100 posts after mine that were derailing and I would not have seen them because I am not updating the pages 24/7.

Again, I very much appreciate the way you run this forum and, especially, the explanation.

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dp
07-26-2012, 01:48 PM
It, and the unfortunate posts that followed, was deleted in an attempt to keep things on track.

Thanks, George.

Dr Stan
07-26-2012, 02:29 PM
Guess I missed the "unfortunate posts" and that is just as well.

Here is a link to a 2006 CNN interview with Dr. Sally Ride. Hopefully you will find it informative and inspirational.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2012/07/23/bts-2006-sally-ride-inspiring-women-in-science.cnn#/video/us/2012/07/23/bts-2006-sally-ride-inspiring-women-in-science.cnn

lazlo
07-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Nothing wrong with the word you used and it was not deleted because it was objectionable. However, it did cause some objectionable replies

I sent a private message to Ries that I expected his post to trigger a negative response amongst some of our less enlightened denizens, and sure enough -- it only took 20 minutes :(

Disheartening indeed...

dp
07-26-2012, 02:56 PM
Disheartening indeed...

Can't we all just get along? :)

Evan
07-26-2012, 03:14 PM
Shakes head.

Thank you George.

Dr Stan
07-26-2012, 05:40 PM
Can't we all just get along? :)

Unfortunately no, we're human. However I suspect this was a redundant question.