Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sally Ride: The Beauty of Earth From Orbit

The following is an article by Sally Ride, America's first woman astronaut who passed-away July 23 at the age of 61, describing the beauty of the Earth as viewed from orbit. This article was recently reprinted in Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine, from an earlier edition of the magazine.

Single Room, Earth View

America's first woman in space describes the beauty of Earth from orbit.

  • By Sally Ride
  • Air & Space magazine, July 2012
Everyone I've met has a glittering, if vague, mental image of space travel. And naturally enough, people want to hear about it from an astronaut: “How did it feel?” “What did it look like?” “Were you scared?” Sometimes, the questions come from reporters, their pens poised and their recorders silently sucking in the words; sometimes, it’s wide-eyed, 10-year-old girls who want answers. I find a way to answer all of them, but it’s not easy.

MORE: http://www.airspacemag.com/space-exploration/Single-Room-Earth-View-163470026.html

BLOG from Air and Space Smithsonian Magazine Editor regarding the loss of Sally Ride:
>>> http://blogs.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/2012/07/sally-ride-1951-2012/

SALLY RIDE SCIENCE web site: https://www.sallyridescience.com/

PREVIOUS BLOG announcing death of Sally Ride:
>>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2012/07/sally-ride-1st-american-woman-in-space.html

Sources: Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine, Sally Ride Science


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