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Space Shuttle / Ride #84705

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 06, 1983
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(Studio) Next month's space shuttle mission noted include US's first female astronaut, Sally Ride.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Houston, Texas) Ride's background and career examined; films shown. [RIDE - discusses significance of her presence on mission.] USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's 1963 flight recalled; films shown. NASA's sexual integration of program examined. [Gene CERNAN - acknowledges lack of women in space program so far.] Ride's role in shuttle mission explained. [Shuttle flight crew director George ABBEY - praises Ride's professionalism.] [RIDE - comments on jokes about her role with crew captain Robert Crippen.] [CRIPPEN - praises Ride.] [Husband, Steve HAWLEY - notes their mutual interest in space.] [RIDE - acknowledges stress on her for upcoming mission.] Her support of women's movement noted. [RIDE - feels equally competent with male astronauts.] NASA's commitment to sexual equality of future flights cited.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

Robinson, Max;
Sherr, Lynn

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