Quotes by: Sally Ride

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The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident.
Sally Ride
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.
Sally Ride
I think eventually private enterprise will be able to send people into orbit, but I suspect initially it's going to have to be with NASA's help.
Sally Ride
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!
Sally Ride
Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.
Sally Ride
The women's movement had already paved the way, I think, for my coming.
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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.
Sally Ride
I've spent my whole life not talking to people, and I don't see why I should start now.
Sally Ride
No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents.
Sally Ride
But even in elementary school and junior high, I was very interested in space and in the space program.
Sally Ride
For whatever reason, I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.
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The pressure suit helps if something goes wrong during launch or re-entry - astronauts have a way to parachute off the shuttle. The suits protect you from loss of pressure in case of emergency.
Sally Ride
I didn't really decide that I wanted to be an astronaut for sure until the end of college.
Sally Ride
So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years before they are assigned to a flight.
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There are aspects of being the first woman in space that I'm not going to enjoy.
Sally Ride
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.
Sally Ride
Studying whether there's life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there's something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That's something that is almost part of being human, and I'm certain that will continue.
Sally Ride
The food isn't too bad. It's very different from the food that the astronauts ate in the very early days of the space program.
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