Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bits And Pieces and Dr. Sally Ride

Writing Through The Seasons: Every Monday in May four amazing bloggers will post regarding ..... This Monday it's Patricia Stoltey. Take a moment and stop by to say hello to the amazing writer and awesome Patricia Stoltey! 

Jeffrey Beesler: Jeffrey has released his latest cover art for his forthcoming book Optical Osmosis. Best wishes to Jeffrey with his latest and greatest! 

Did You Know: Sally Ride, the United States' first woman in
space, will be posthumously honored with the country's highest civilian commendation and the renaming of a high-flying camera. 

President Barack Obama announced on Monday (May 20) that Ride will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedomat theWhite House later this year. NASA further paid tribute to the late astronaut by creating a new internship program in her name and renaming a science instrument on board the International Space Station. 

Ride, who after flying in space twice went on to become a leading advocate for science education, died on July 23, 2012, 17 months after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.  Ride made her historic first spaceflight 30 years ago next month, on June 18, 1983. Reference 

Fun Fact: As of 2012, 56 women have flown in space, out of 525 total space travelers. By country of origin: one each from China, France, UK, South Korea; two each from Canada and Japan, three from Soviet Union/Russia, and 45 from the United States. 

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  1. Too bad she couldn't have been recognized with all of that while she was still alive.
    All set for Wednesday's bloghop!

  2. Sally Ride is such an inspiration!! What an honour!! Brilliant!! Happy Monday Mr Tremp! Take care

  3. Sally Ride was certainly someone to honour but as Alex said, pity they couldn't have done it whilst she was still alive.

    My blog is more or less written for Get Healthy.


  4. Thanks for all the news. It's great Sally Ride will be honored. (No disrespect, but I didn't recognize her name, and then when you explained it, all I could think of was the refrain to "Mustang Sally." lol)

  5. Alex, rock on!

    Kitty, Happy Monday right back at you!

    Jo, I love those tasty healthy recipes!

    Lexa, Dr. Sally Ride left us fat too early!

  6. Great post, A wonderful honour for Sally Ride but it would have been lovely to had recieved it whilst still alive.


  7. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Stephen. Happy Monday to you and I'll pop on over to Patricia's blog to say hello.

  8. Thank you for the mention-- Pat's post is awesome and insightful.

    Can you imagine actually being on a flight into space? It always boggles my mind-- how life-changing that experience must be.

  9. Hi Stephen .. thanks for highlighting Patricia and Jeffrey (Optical Osmosis - is a great title name .. fascinates me) ... It's so sad when cancer takes people too early in life - but she inspired many.

    On this Memorial Day - all thoughts to Serving Men and Women .. Hilary

  10. It's good to see Ride's achievements have been recognised in this way and that her memory will continue to inspire people.

  11. Alex made a perfect choice in giving you a "You Rock" award, congrats!