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Examples of resources, arranged by broad subjects, from previous Connecticut History Day competitions

Sally Ride

Sally Ride

Sally Ride

Some suggested resources.

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  • Possible subject terms
    • Challenger (Spacecraft)
    • Challenger (Spacecraft) -- Accidents
    • Space shuttles -- Design and construction -- Safety measures
    • Space shuttles -- Safety measures -- Government policy -- United States

For the history of NASA, see also parts of this guide for JFK and the Space Race and Apollo 13.

Selected Databases

  • Various Newspapers and magazines

Selected Websites

  • "Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being The First" by  Ann Friedman. The American Prospect. June 19, 2014 Page says "This article will appear in the July/August issue of The American Prospect magazine."
  • "Sally Ride" Harvard Business Review. Page states: "From the September 2012 Issue". Includes audio file of the interview
  • "An Honest Biography of Sally Ride" By Sarah Scoles.The

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