Monday, October 09, 2006

Dr. Sally Ride

The youngest GHC conference participant (my daughter) asked, "How do you start the shuttle?" (To the best of my memory) she answered that several days before launch a series of checks of the shuttle systems, the tanks attached to the shuttle are filled with liquid nitrogen and oxygen, and then the day of the launch there is a countdown when at t -7 seconds sparkers ignite the liquid fuel and at 0 the final rockets ignite and the shuttle is blasted into space at 5 miles/second.

Dr. Ride was also gracious enough to give autographs and pose for photos. Below, Anita Borg Change Agents Suriya Thevar and Terese Ihenachor along with ABI staff (Deanna and me) and our groupies (my sister and daughter) feel privileged to have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Ride.


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