Sally Ride Quotes


45 Sally Ride quotes:



"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary"
Author: Ride Quotes Category: Adventure Quotes
"I had both male and female heroes."
"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary."
"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."
"Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine."
"But even in elementary school and junior high, I was very interested in space and in the space program."
"But when I wasn't working, I was usually at a window looking down at Earth."
"Different astronauts sleep in different ways."
"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."
"For quite some time, women at NASA only had scientific backgrounds."
"I didn't really decide that I wanted to be an astronaut for sure until the end of college."
"I do a lot of running and hiking, and I also collect stamps - space stamps and Olympics stamps."
"I don't have any nicknames."
"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."
"I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science."
"I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck, the upper deck of the space shuttle."
"I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis."
"It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission."
"It takes a few years to prepare for a space mission."
"It's easy to sleep floating around - it's very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don't float into somebody or something!"



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