Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American astronaut, physicist, and engineer. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride died of pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012.
"...she does not consider deafness to be a challenge. The challenge is presented through the environment." Oh, I love that shift of focus....Wow, for some reason that was an important insight for me. Thank you. So simple but so profound, I would think, in terms of self-esteem. That's empowering.