By Esteban Guerra, age 9
- I was born on May 26, 1951, in Los Angeles, California.
- I graduated from Stanford University in California, with a degree in physics.
- In 1978, I was one of six women to work for NASA.
- In 1983, I became the first American woman to fly in space.
- As the flight engineer on the space shuttle, my mission was to work on the robotic arm. This put two communication satellites into space.
- I served as the Director of the California Space Science Institute.
- Later in my life, I became a teacher at the University of California in San Diego.
- I came up with the idea for NASA’s EarthKam project.
- In 2003 I was added to the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
- My passion was improving education for women and girls to study science and mathematics.
- I left this earth on July 23, 2012.
Answer: Sally Ride