Explore Calendar of Events Celebrating Dr. Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space
June 18, 2013
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater

Celebrating Dr. Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space

On June 18, 2013 the Observatory hosted a panel discussion commemorating the 30th anniversary of Sally Ride's flight into space aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, making her the first American woman in space.

Upcoming NASA Events at Griffith Observatory

On June 18, 2013, Griffith Observatory commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of Sally Ride’s historic space flight with a panel discussion hosted by Observatory Curator, Dr. Laura Danly.

Guests included:

  • Rev. Dr. Bear Ride, Sally Ride’s sister
  • Mr. Alan Ladwig, President of To Orbit Productions, former Deputy Associate Administrator for Communications, NASA Headquarters, and a former colleague of Dr. Ride’s
  • Ms. Loretta Hidalgo-Whitesides, Co-Creator, Yuri’s Night, Flight Director, Zero Gravity Corporation, and former Sally Ride Science Camp Head Counselor