SALLY RIDE trivia: WAS THE FIRST OPENLY LGBTQ ASTRONAUT.

Ride passed away on July 23, 2012, at the age of 61, following a long (and very private)…

SALLY RIDE trivia: HAD NO INTEREST IN CASHING IN ON HER WORLDWIDE FAME.

A 2003 profile in The New York Times called Ride one of the most famous women on Earth after her two…

SALLY RIDE trivia: HAD A STRONG TIE TO THE CHALLENGER.

Ride’s two space flights were aboard the doomed shuttle Challenger, and she was eight months deep into her training…

SALLY RIDE trivia: Family economics is not the best subject.

After retiring from space flight, Ride became a vocal advocate for math and science education, particularly for girls.…

Space trivia: America’s first space female SALLY RIDE, formerly a professional tennis player

When Ride was growing up near Los Angeles, she played more than a little tennis, and she was…