Quotes by Sally Ride

For whatever reason, I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.

For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences.

I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.

Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.

Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.

I liked math – that was my favorite subject – and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.

So I decided on science when I was in college.

It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission.

I did not come to NASA to make history.

The food isn’t too bad. It’s very different from the food that the astronauts ate in the very early days of the space program.