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  • In space, tiny women rule

    In space, tiny women rule
    In February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, "Should a Girl Be First in Space?" It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. In 1961, NASA sent Alan Shepard above the stratosphere, followed by dozens of other spacemen over the next two decades. Only in 1983 did Sally Ride become America's first female astronaut to launch.
  • Tuesday's Highlights: 'Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass' on HBO

    Tuesday's Highlights: 'Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES 30 for 30 This new episode recalls the 1989...

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal
    Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go. Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it. Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...

    UC is set to replace San Diego pier for ocean research ships

    UC is set to replace San Diego pier for ocean research ships
    SAN DIEGO — Above the water line, the Point Loma wharf at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is impressive: large, high-tech ships dock there before cruising off to research sea life and climate conditions around the world. The skyline of...

    Lynn Sherr examines the public and private lives of Sally Ride

    That Sally Ride would become America's first woman in space in 1983 seems both unlikely and inevitable when reading Lynn Sherr's new biography, "Sally Ride" (Simon & Schuster, 400pp., $28). Unlikely because Ride was a sporty Southern California girl...