| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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30 for 30 This new episode recalls the 1989...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:59 PM
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,...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:58 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Andrea Belz, 42, is an author, nuclear physicist, business owner and an assistant professor at USC's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Most recently, she was named academic director of a master's program in Entrepreneurship and...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was an inspirational scientist. The institution she founded, Sally Ride Science, continues to organize camps and festivals for aspiring female astronauts. Perhaps there will come a day when we all can...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:00 AM
I was saddened to learn of astronaut Sally Ride's death ("Ride had the cool to break barriers," July 25). Outer space is infinite, but human life is not. Sixty-one seems too young for this pioneer to leave us.
I feel fortunate, blessed and privileged...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:42 PM
In the early days of the space program, astronauts were ex-Marines, Air Force officers and hot-shot pilots. Sally Ride got there a little differently: She answered a want ad.
In the late 1970s, NASA decided that, in addition to pilots, it needed some...
| Jul 25, 2012
Eric, I suggest you start a Social Security thread so people can give vent to their feelings on this subject rather than hijacking a pleasant thread about the late lesbian astronaut Sally Ride....commenter MCN Done! Is it "the most-egregious --......
| Jul 24, 2012
Was there ever a more exquisitely named public figure than Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman astronaut, who died this week at 61? It was a total coincidence that he name appeared in the memorable refrain of the 1960s R&B......