Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Sally Ride

November 22, 2013 | 2:41 | Public Domain

Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut to travel to space. As a role model to generations of young women, she advocated passionately for science education, stood up for racial and gender equality in the classroom, and taught students from every background that there are no limits to what they can accomplish. Dr. Ride also served in several administrations as an advisor on space exploration.

For more information visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/medal-of-freedom

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