Sally Ride Quotes

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Born: May 26, 1951, Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: La Jolla, California, USA, July 23, 2012
Occupation: Astronaut

For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences.
- 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.
- Sally Ride

I did not come to NASA to make history.
- Sally Ride

I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
- Sally Ride

I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.
- 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

Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.
- 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

So I decided on science when I was in college.
- Sally Ride

The experience of being in space didn't change my perspective of myself or of the planet or of life. I had no spiritual experience.
- 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.
- Sally Ride

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