Sally Ride is very important in American space history! Sally Ride had been good at many things in her life. Some of these were tennis, physics and English. She also traveled to Europe with her Family when she was younger. Now she was doing something else. She was becoming an astronaut.
She had trained for 5 years to become an astronaut. Now it was time for her to go to space for the first time! It was June 18th, 1983. She and four other astronauts were about to fly into space. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 liftoff! After 8 minutes Sally and her team were in space!
Sally loved being in space. She liked how there was no gravity, so she could float around. She saw the sun rise approx. every ninety minutes. After six days Sally and her team went back to Earth. Sally Ride was the first American woman to ever go into space!
This is based on the book ‘Who Was Sally Ride?’