Sally Ride
#1412 Overall Influence

Sally Ride

American physicist and astronaut

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Sally Kristen Ride was an American astronaut and physicist. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride was the third woman in space overall, after USSR cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Svetlana Savitskaya . Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to have traveled to space, having done so at the age of 32. After flying twice on the Orbiter Challenger, she left NASA in 1987.

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University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego

Public university in La Jolla, California, United States

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Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#625 World Rank #173 USA Rank
Physics