Honie Briggs

Seriously!

Sally Ride was a true pioneer. Her life was dedicated to exploration and the education of future generations. Her legacy hopefully will be that we continue to see more young people interested in science. I encourage you to watch the video on the NASA site to hear what space exploration meant to her.

In 1983, as a high school student, it was thrilling to see not only the first American woman blast off on a journey of great historical significance for women, but also to witness the beginnings of the technological advances that today give us images of our planet that can help us understand how to better use its resources and appreciate its beauty.

I was a jet propulsion specialist, one of only a few women in that career field, and I admired Sally Ride. She was a source of great encouragement to me that I could do anything. Women of character who build bridges and break boundaries are more than a footnote in history, they are the future.

Sally Ride passed away yesterday at the age of 61 after battling pancreatic cancer. She was a great mind and a graceful soul.

See the article on NPR.org here and visit Sally Ride Science here.

6 thoughts on “Farewell To Sally Ride

  1. dianeroark says:

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  2. Impower You says:

    I remember learning bout her in school and I remember a boy in my class turning around to tell me that girls could NOT be astronauts. I don’t recall his reasoning or any further discussion. I remember being very annoyed though.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Annoying indeed, boys have perfected that, haven’t they? I got into trouble a lot in school by reacting to the hair pulling, poking, irritating little buggers. That really hasn’t changed too much for me. The only difference now is, I no longer get sent to the principle’s office. 🙂

      1. Impower You says:

        Yes. I can talk back and walk away without getting into trouble with authorities. It is a lovely feeling to not hold my tongue.

  3. Brigitte says:

    Honie, your post is beautiful and thank you for acknowledging this great woman. I just heard of this, this morning. Your testament to her is perfect. I will make it a point to watch the video and read the links you provided — thank you.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thank you, Brigitte. Something powerful happens when we recognize a person’s greatness. It becomes part of us, not making us great, but making us strive for greatness.

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