|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 24) and index.
|aWord hunt -- Sally in space -- Sally and stars -- Sally and NASA -- Sally blasts off! -- Sally's job -- Sally comes back -- Sally says goodbye -- timeline: space exploration -- What other things are used in space? -- Your new words -- Index -- Find out more -- Meet the author.
|aBriefly describes Sally Ride's career and her 1983 astronaut mission that would make her the first woman in space.
This exciting biography tells Sally Ride's story from her days studying stars on Earth to looking at the Earth itself from above as the first American woman to orbit in a space shuttle. Readers will learn about satellites, robotic arms, and how astronauts float in space in this informative Scholastic News Nonfiction Reader.