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News Archive - Margaret King

  • Celebrating 20 Years of Sally Ride Science

    After America’s first woman in space retired from NASA, Sally Ride preferred to keep a low profile. The in 2001, while teaching physics at UC San Diego, she decided the time was right to use her famous name for a cause she cared about, cofounding a company called Sally Ride Science.

  • 20 Things You Might Not Know About Sally Ride

    Sally Ride is remembered as the first American woman in space and as a champion of diversity and equity in science education. To mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of Sally Ride Science, here are 20 things you might not know about her.

  • No Barriers Too Big

    Two evenings a week, a group of high school students in the West African nation of Ghana travel by taxi from the orphanage where they live to historic Cape Coast Castle, once a fort used to hold enslaved Africans before they were forced onto ships bound for the Americas.