A Great Big Thanks To Sally!
I am the same generation as Sally Ride, a little younger. She came at a time when women were just starting to break barriers that had been put up to keep us out. As a science geek myself, I appreciate how difficult it had been for her to get where she did. Back in the good old days, a woman could show an interest in science and teach it. It was pretty difficult for us to go beyond that.
Sally was one of many women pioneers that led the way forward for the rest of us. We still have work to do. We might be able to get into fields that were closed to us before. There is still the issue of moving up the ladder. Equal pay. We will get there.
Some more on Sally Ride!