Sally Ride Quotes

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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
I did not come to NASA to make history. -Sally Ride
Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing. -Sally Ride
All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary -Sally Ride
I love the John Glenn model... I may call NASA in 25 years or so, and see if they'd like to send me to Mars. -Sally Ride
I suggest taking the high road and have a little sence of humour and let things roll off your back. I think that's very important. -Sally Ride
So most astronauts are astronauts for a couple of years before they are assigned to a flight. -Sally Ride
It takes a few years to prepare for a space mission. -Sally Ride
When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen. -Sally Ride
If it wasn't for the women's movement, I wouldn't be where I am today. -Sally Ride
If we want scientists and engineers in the future, we should be cultivating the girls as much as the boys. -Sally Ride
NASA has to approve whatever we wear, so there are clothes to choose from, like space shorts - we wear those a lot - and NASA T-shirts. -Sally Ride
After the Challenger accident, NASA put in a lot of time to improve the safety of the space shuttle to fix the things that had gone wrong. -Sally Ride
No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents. -Sally Ride
The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident. -Sally Ride
My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane. -Sally Ride
I've spent my whole life not talking to people, and I don't see why I should start now. -Sally Ride
I think eventually private enterprise will be able to send people into orbit, but I suspect initially it's going to have to be with NASA's help. -Sally Ride
Even though NASA tries to simulate launch, and we practice in simulators, it's not the same - it's not even close to the same. -Sally Ride
For quite some time, women at NASA only had scientific backgrounds. -Sally Ride
I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely, and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job. -Sally Ride
Our future lies with today's kids and tomorrow's space exploration. -Sally Ride
Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space. -Sally Ride
One thing I probably share with everyone else in the astronaut office is composure. -Sally Ride
The astronauts who came in with me in my astronaut class - my class had 29 men and 6 women - those men were all very used to working with women. -Sally Ride
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