Facts about Sally Ride

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Sally Ride is a famous Astronaut from USA, he/she is 68 years old and still alive, born May 26, 1951.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Sally.

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Famous quotes by Sally Ride (36)


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"We can see cities during the day and at night, and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean, and see hurricanes form"
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"The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident"
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"The astronauts who came in with me in my astronaut class - my class had 29 men and 6 women - those men were all very used to working with women"
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"The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter"
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"Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space"
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"When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen"
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"Some astronauts sleep in sort of beds - compartments that you can open up and crawl into and then close up, almost like a little bedroom"
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"So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited and very anxious and worried about that explosion - because if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch, there's not very much you can do"
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"So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years before they are assigned to a flight"
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"So I saw many planets, and they looked just a little bit brighter than they do from Earth"
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"So I decided on science when I was in college"
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"Once you are assigned to a flight, the whole crew is assigned at the same time, and then that crew trains together for a whole year to prepare for that flight"
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"On both of my flights, everything went very well"
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"On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background - the commander and the pilot"
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"No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents"
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"NASA has to approve whatever we wear, so there are clothes to choose from, like space shorts - we wear those a lot - and NASA T-shirts"
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"My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane"
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"It's easy to sleep floating around - it's very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don't float into somebody or something!"
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"It takes a few years to prepare for a space mission"
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"It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission"
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"I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis"
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"I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck, the upper deck of the space shuttle"
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"I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science"
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"I had both male and female heroes"
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"I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely, and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job"
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"I don't have any nicknames"
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"I do a lot of running and hiking, and I also collect stamps - space stamps and Olympics stamps"
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"I didn't really decide that I wanted to be an astronaut for sure until the end of college"
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"For quite some time, women at NASA only had scientific backgrounds"
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"Even though NASA tries to simulate launch, and we practice in simulators, it's not the same - it's not even close to the same"
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"Different astronauts sleep in different ways"
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"But when I wasn't working, I was usually at a window looking down at Earth"
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"But even in elementary school and junior high, I was very interested in space and in the space program"
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"Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine"
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"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary"
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"After the Challenger accident, NASA put in a lot of time to improve the safety of the space shuttle to fix the things that had gone wrong"


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