Google Celebrates Sally Ride’s Birthday

May 26, 2015

The late Sally Ride, NASA’s first female astronaut to go into space, would have turned 64 today.  Feminists cheered her on as she lifted off, aboard the shuttle Challenger, on June 18, 1983.

Google honors her, on her birthday, with a series of animated “Doodles” created in her honor.

Click here to read a Time article about the Google Doodles and this inspirational woman’s life.

Go to this Google page to watch an animated story about Ride’s life and the making of the Doodles, see all five animated Doodles, and read a short post by Ride’s life partner, Tam O’Shaunessy.

posted by Marg Herder

Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.


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