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  • Mission Specialist Sally Ride

    https://www.sallyridescience.com/

    http://metalworkingathome.com/images/sallyride_800.jpg
    Last edited by dp; 07-30-2012, 01:42 PM.

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    She was not just a mission specialist but also an inspiration to young women, and an astronaut, pioneer, physicist.
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner...ride-comes-out

    Truly a hero.

    -DU-

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    • #3
      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.
      Byron Boucher
      Burnet, TX

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      • #4
        In 1989-90 I was a post doc at UCSD and Sally was our super boss.

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        • #5
          That just plain sucks.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Evan View Post
            That just plain sucks.
            Especially since she was only 61. A real loss to the scientific community and more so to STEM education.

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            • #7
              On the bright side she got the opportunity to do some amazing things in her time,R.I.P. Sally Ride
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              • #8
                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..
                Last edited by Forrest Addy; 07-25-2012, 06:26 AM.

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                • #9
                  Here is another related link about women in the space program:
                  http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...y-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-
                  Last edited by Void; 07-25-2012, 11:52 AM. Reason: fiks speling

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Void View Post
                    Here is another related link about women in the space program:
                    http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...y-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.
                    "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jep24601 View Post
                      Yes, Tereshkova flew 20 years before Ride. She is still going strong at 75.
                      Wow, I didn't know that! Great read!
                      "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                      • #12
                        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.
                        "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                        world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                        country, in easy stages."
                        ~ James Madison

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                        • #13
                          Didn't a couple of post disappear from this thread?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tdmidget View Post
                            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.)

                            -DU-

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Void View Post
                              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.
                              George
                              Traverse City, MI

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