Today, Ladies Lotto is blasting off into space with Sally Ride!
Sally Ride (May 26, 1951) is
Robert Crippen, Vice President for Simulation and Training Systems, said she had been chosen to fly purely on her skills and not for her gender. In his words, “She is flying with us because she is the very best person for the job. There is no man I would rather have in her place.”
The flight was extremely successful, and it lasted for 6 days. Presently, there is a Sally Ride foundation to make a difference in girls' lives, and in society's perceptions of their roles in technical fields.