Published on May 21, 2013
President Barack Obama announced he would posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride, the first woman in space. NewsHour’s science correspondent Miles O’Brien reflects on Ride’s legacy and her impact as an educator who encouraged young women to study science, technology, engineering and math.
- Medal of Freedom for Sally Ride, First U.S. Woman, Youngest and Admitted Gay Astronaut in Space (latinospost.com)
- The Life of astronaut Sally Ride: Miles O’Brien on PBS NewsHour (boingboing.net)