Sally Ride is a Stanford-educated astrophysicist. In 1983 she became the first American woman to fly in space after going into orbit aboard the Challenger.
Ride reflected true Girl Guide/ Scout value:
Courageous, Charismatic, Confident, Curious
After her years working for NASA, Sally co-founded a Girl Scouts mentorship program called Camp CEO.
Many American astronauts have a background in Guiding, including:
- Rhea Seddon
- Jan Davis
- Mae Jemison
- Kathryn Sullivan
- Mother Nature Network – 10 Former Girl Scouts