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Sally Ride Day

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About Sally Ride Day

When is Sally Ride Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 26

Sally Ride Day is today, a May 26 holiday. Today, we honor the first American woman astronaut to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard STS-7, the second flight of the Space Shuttle “Challenger”. STS-7 was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on June 18, 1983.

If any of you young ladies (and young gentlemen) have thought about becoming an astronaut, we encourage you to follow your dream of going into space. Exploration and taming of America’s western frontier made America what it is today. As a famous Trekkie once said. “Space is the final frontier”.  

Today’s Top Song: Mustang Sally

How to Celebrate Sally Ride Day

Here are a few ideas on how to participate in and celebrate this holiday:

  • Learn more about Sally Ride.
  • Learn more about the space shuttle challenger, including the tragic explosion on a later flight.
  • Learn more about the U.S. space program and NASA.
  • Encourage and support an active and dedicated U.S. space program and policy.
  • Watch a rocket launch.
  • Learn about the Artemis project to return to the moon.
Artemis Moon Rocket, Sally Ride Day

This Day in History

Here are some things that happened on this day:

  • Lewis and Clark are the first to see the Rocky Mountains. (1805)
  • On this day in 1994, Michael Jackson married Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
  • John Wayne, an actor best known for Westerns was born on this day in 1907.

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Today's Quotes

“When you’re getting ready to launch into space, you’re sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.” – – Sally Ride

“Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.” – – Sally Ride

History and Origin of Sally Ride Day

Sally Ride Day was created in honor of the birth date of Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space. Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951, in Los Angeles, California.

More May 26 Holidays

Here are more May 26 holidays you will enjoy:

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Paper Airplane Day

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Flower of the Day: Roses

Recipe of the Day: Vegetable Dip

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