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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hump Day

This young lady is ions smarter than me - who says you can't learn from the young - man if we did this everyday - we'd start to believe it too! - Happy Birthday Sally Ride

Astronaut and astrophysicist. Born on May 26, 1951, in Los Angeles, California. Sally Ride made history in 1983 when she became the first American woman in space. She grew up in Los Angeles and went to Stanford University where she was a double major in physics and English. Ride received bachelor’s degrees in both subjects in 1973. She continued to study physics at the university, earning a master’s degree in 1975 and a Ph.D. in 1978.

That same year, Sally Ride beat out 1,000 other applicants for a spot in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) astronaut program. She went through the program’s rigorous training program and got her chance to go into space and the record books in 1983. On June 18, Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. As a mission specialist, she helped deploy satellites and worked other projects. She returned to Earth on June 24.

The next year, Sally Ride again served as a mission specialist on a space shuttle flight in October. She was scheduled to take a third trip, but it was cancelled after the tragic Challenger accident on January 28, 1986. After the accident, Ride served on the presidential commission that investigated the space shuttle explosion.

After NASA, Sally Ride became the director of the California Space Institute at the University of California, San Diego, as well as a professor of physics at the school in 1989. In 2001, she started her own company to create educational programs and products known as Sally Ride Science to help inspire girls and young women to pursue their interests in science and math. Ride serves as president and CEO.

We girls are soooooooooooooooooooo smart!


Joyce said...

I am going to be singing Ride Sally Ride all day now:-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...


I like my whole house, too. I like my husband. I like my computer. I like my house better than anything. It shall be clean! ;-)



Susan said...

I like my house! I like my husband! I like my adult kids! I like my cat! I like blogland! I like Sandie's blog! I like this day! I like that fabulous one minute video! Yeah! I like LIFE! Thanks for the reminder, Sandie! Great to start the day with a chuckle and a dose of how our perspective is everything. GREAT post! Sincerely, Susan

Nancy's Notes said...

Sandie, Sandie, great good morning to you too! Awesome post! Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day!!


Linda said...

How cute! Maybe that's how I should start each day! Well except for the standing on the counter thing, I'm too old,big and creaky to get up there....well really it's the getting down that is scary! Love Sally Ride! Happy Hump Day friend!!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Enjoyed the video......she's an inspiration to all of us! Send me some of that enthusiam, please!

Angela said...

You find the cutest things for us Sandie! I wish my kids would sing like that in the morning! I especially wish my Little Man would sing that he likes his school! lol


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Stella said...

Thanks for the chuckle. And the reminder to count our blessings. Stella

That corgi :) said...

darn; for some reason I can't open the video (probably my old computer, LOL) I'll have to remember to check back later and see if it is working then


Whosyergurl said...

I love smart girls! On my profile, it said "can you handle a smart girl?" dug said it should have said "can you handle a smart *ass* girl."
xo, me.

Mimi said...

Smart girls are strong outgoing people!!!!I wish I were smarter!!!!I did not like school when I was a child, so as an adult, I have had to catch up and read everything I can get my hands on!!!!!I read the books my kids read!!!!
So it is never to late in life to learn!!!!
Great clip!!!!

Crystal Mary said...

A wonderful child. So full of life and happy to be who and where she is. I wonder if she has watched her parents perform? I cannot imagine her doing this without having learned it?
Can you imagine beginning your day with such exuberance? I think we all need what she has.
Bless ya.

ocmist said...

The info on Sally Ride was pretty interesting. I remember everything about what was going on when the Challenger accident happened... like the Kennedy assassination. She's a year older than I am.