• INTRODUCTION A hero is someone who has courage• A hero is brave, who severed• A hero is someone who changed our world into something better• A hero is more than just an average person• A hero is someone that you
HISTORY• 1951-2012• Lived in California/ Los Angles • Born May 26, died 2012• Astronaut• First women to fly to space
• HISTORY But over the years only two other Russian woman followed Tereshkova into orbit• "The fact that I was going to be the first American woman to go into space carried huge expectations along with it," Ride recalled in an interview for the 25th anniversary of her flight in 2008.• Ride, who held a doctorate in physics, authored seven childrens science books.
YOUNG LIFE• Joyce Ride; her sister, Bear; her niece, Caitlin and her nephew, Whitney. Her father, Dale B. Ride, is deceased. She enjoyed tennis (having been an instructor and having achieved national ranking as a junior), running, volleyball, softball and stamp collecting.• Joined NASA in 1978
WHAT MAKES HER A HERO?• What made her hero was that she was the first women to fly to space and she wanted to tell the other girls that you dont have to be a boy to do something you can be a girl and have an adventure.• She also wrote 7 books about space. So maybe you can be a astronaut when you up.