She was the “first known LGBT astronaut“, too. Happy birthday, Sally Ride.
From the Verge article where I saw the video:
… “Studies show that the reason kids turn away from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is not that they don’t like it or aren’t good at it,” writes Ride’s partner Tam O’Shaughnessy in a blog post for Google. “Instead, young people get turned off because society sends false messages about who scientists are, what they do, and how they work. So Sally decided to use her high profile to motivate young people to stick with their interest in science and to consider pursuing STEM careers.” Hopefully, today’s Doodle will spread that message just a little wider.
Apart from admiring real heroes, what’s on the agenda for the sorta-start of a holiday-shortened week?