The Ride Report

LEADERSHIP and America's Future in Space (1987) The Ride Report Excerpts: "LEADERSHIP IN SPACE "For two decades, the United States was the undisputed leader in nearly all civilian space endeavors... "The National Space Policy of 1982, which “establishes the basic goals of United States policy,” includes the directive to “maintain United States space leadership.” It …

Sally Kristen Ride

Prof. Dr. Sally Kirsten Ride in communication with Ground Control and President Reagan on STS-7 Challenger flight in 1983.  Both of Dr. Ride's flights into space were aboard the Challenger. Born in Los Angeles, CA USA on 26MAY51, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983.  Ride flew …

Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova

Major General Dr. Tereshkova [b. 06MAR37] was actually honourably inducted into the Soviet Air Force to become a Cosmonaut - the opposite route for most astronauts/cosmonauts of the era.  On her own, she rose to the rank of Major General and as a member of the Central Committee of The Communist Party (pictured above in …

Women in Science

Have you seen this book "Women in Science" by Rachel Ignotosky? I usually have a copy I can give you if you run into me.  I have given these books as gifts to (short list): (1) An Algerian room cleaner/made near Marseille for her daughter - who loved astronomy.  The room cleaner then checked to …

Sol Today from the new MOST location The “Jim” Whittaker

Two images of the Sun- post-storm - at ~393 nm, slightly different wavelengths and timing  (we at MOST are learning  to tune off the filter center wavelength to watch dynamics.)  There are things not happening on the surface. Look closely at the lower center. That singular dot of magnetic activity exciting and creating Ca+ (Ca II). …