Sally Ride's Telescope, Sally K. Ride Collection

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Sally Ride's Telescope, Sally K. Ride Collection

Sally Ride showed an early interest in science, so her parents gave her this small telescope and also a microscope. Her sister remembers their using it often. Ride went on to earn a Ph.D. in physics and astrophysics before becoming an astronaut.

Image Number: NASM2015-01305
Credit: Image by Eric Long, Smithsonian Institution
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