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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space with Lynn Sherr

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When Sally Ride left Earth’s atmosphere on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983, she built her legacy as the youngest astronaut and the first woman to enter space, and yet she was famously private. In this podcast, join award-winning author and journalist Lynn Sherr for a lecture bringing detail and color to the life of Sally Ride. Drawing on her thirty year friendship with Ride and exclusive access to Ride’s papers and closest confidants, Sherr brings to vivid life this extraordinarily gifted, daring, and complex woman.

This lecture took place at the Museum on June 14, 2014.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (1 hour and 1 min, 75 MB)