Liberty National - Successful Women in History - Sally Ride“The fact that I was going to be the first American woman to go into space carried huge expectations along with it.”

Sally Ride was the first U.S. woman, and third woman ever launched in to space. She was a physicist and astronaut who joined NASA in 1978.

Sally worked at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Arms Control and was in the group of investigators for the Challenger and Columbia tragedies. Sally was President and CEO of Sally Ride Science, which remains an innovative science education company for students*.

Leaving a Legacy Behind

Even after her death in 2012, Sally remains the youngest U.S. astronaut to go to space. Sally proved to the world that she had what it took to brave the unknown and venture to places no American female had dared travel before.

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Are there records you want to break at Liberty National Life Insurance Company? What motivation do you take to heart from successful historical women to inspire your career?

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