New Google Doodle Honors First American Woman in Space, Sally Ride

TIME

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride made history when she became the first American woman in space. On Tuesday, Google honored what would have been her 64th birthday with an animated Google Doodle.

Ride was born in Los Angeles on May 26, 1951. While finishing her Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1977, she applied to join NASA and was among one of six women selected to be astronaut candidates.

At the age of 32, Ride became the first American woman in space while on board the Challenger space shuttle. She made another mission into orbit the following year, also on board Challenger.

Ride’s partner Tam O’Shaughnessy wrote in a blog post that while in space Ride “realized how important it is for all of us to take care of our fragile home in space, and became an environmentalist.”

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After leaving NASA, Ride became the director…

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Stuck on a bridge

TaiaraFT

Being a Bangladeshi it’s a shame when you don’t know your own language properly, it gets worse because yours is the only country in the whole wide world which fought for its language.Even now I am writing in English because I know this language better then my own.

There are a lot of people in the same situation as I am.Students like me who studied in an English Medium school and never learned bangla or somehow did not think it important enough as most of us plan to go abroad since our O level Examinations.

It occurred to me very recently that we are both blessed and cursed.We are stuck in a bridge and it is up to us which side we choose.We can either learn bangla after we get our brains back or live in utter ignorance of our own language and go abroad and live happily ever after.(no…

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