Spring 2022

Astronauta y física Sally Ride (Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride)

From the Series Biografías de pioneros STEM (STEM Trailblazer Bios)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

¿Alguna vez soñaste con ir al espacio exterior? Cuando Sally Ride era una niña, vio en la televisión cuando el astronauta John Glenn se lanzó al espacio. Veinte años más tarde, se convirtió en la primera mujer estadounidense en ir al espacio.

Ride ama la ciencia desde que era joven. Algunos de sus profesores pensaban que estaba perdiendo el tiempo al estudiar ciencia, pero luego obtuvo su doctorado en astrofísica. Cuando el programa entrenamiento de astronautas de la NASA se abrió para las mujeres, Ride se inscribió rápidamente. Algunos pensaban que las mujeres no podían manejar un vuelo espacial. Pero Ride trabajó duro y demostró que estaban equivocados. Más adelante, se convirtió en profesora de física y comenzó su propio negocio para alentar a los jóvenes a estudiar ciencia. Aprende más sobre la carrera de Ride como astronauta y educadora de la NASA.

Have you ever dreamed of going to outer space? When Sally Ride was a little girl, she watched on TV as astronaut John Glenn launched into space. Twenty years later, she became the first American woman to go to space.

Ride had loved science since she was young. Some of her teachers thought she was wasting her time studying science, but she went on to earn her PhD in astrophysics anyway. When NASA’s astronaut training program opened to women, Ride quickly applied. Some people thought women couldn’t handle space flight. But Ride worked hard and proved them all wrong. Later, she became a physics professor and started her own business to encourage young people to study science. Learn more about Ride’s career as a NASA astronaut and educator.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary, STEM: Space Science
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-04-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007090, JNF007120, JNF051010
Dewey 629.450082
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 850
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Margaret J. Goldstein

Margaret J. Goldstein was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is an editor and the author of many books for young readers. She lives in Palm Springs, California.