First American Woman in Space: Sally Ride
by RV Staff Writer A.A.
Although the U.S. manned space program began in 1959, it wasn’t until 1983 that any of the American astronauts were female. Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as part of the crew of the Challenger space shuttle. Students will read a short biography of this remarkable woman and answer questions on the facts and the main idea of the passage.