Remember "Ride, Sally Ride!"
The first American woman in space.
We shared two things - we were both born in 1951, and we both played rugby!
Here are a couple of articles about her -
But it was what she did with the rest of her career that made her a leader.
And a longer faeture in the NY Times -
Dr. Ride, a physicist who was accepted into the space program in 1978 after she answered a newspaper ad for astronauts, flew on the shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, and on a second mission in 1984. At 32, she was also the youngest American in space.