The Colbert Report Honors Sally Ride, America's First Woman In Space

Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut, passed away a little over two years ago. This past Thursday, Lynn Sherr – Ride's friend, and author of the recently published biography on the late astronaut – stopped by the Colbert Report to talk about Ride's role as a feminist, scientist, and role model. » 10/05/14 1:40pm 10/05/14 1:40pm

The Secret Life Of Sally Ride, The First American Woman In Space

When Sally Ride died in 2012, her obituary noted a new fact that was widely picked up: that she was survived by her partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy. The first American woman in space suddenly became a more complicated figure. Now Lynn Sherr, a journalist and friend of Ride, has created a brilliant and eye-opening biography. » 6/04/14 3:24pm 6/04/14 3:24pm

In 1976, A Board Game Tried To Crack The Glass Stratosphere

This brightly colored astronaut appeared on the cover of "What Shall I Be? The Exciting Game of Career Girls," a board game from 1976. Astronaut was certainly a step up from some of the traditionally feminine careers presented in an earlier edition of the game (air hostess, for example), and yet there are two big… » 2/07/08 12:40pm 2/07/08 12:40pm