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Dr. Tam E. O'Shaughnessy



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Employment History

Executive Director of Sally Ride Science

University of California , San Diego

Professor of Physics and Director

University of California's California Space Institute


Board Member
Imaginary Lines , Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Sally Ride Science

Professor Emerita of School Psychology
San Diego State University

LGBT community

Presidential Commission



Georgia State University



Georgia State University


school psychology

University of California , Riverside


school psychology

University of California-Riverside


school psychology

UC Riverside

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"Sally Ride Science is thrilled to be presenting a National Tribute to Sally to honor her lifelong commitment to space exploration, but also to improving science education and to supporting science literacy for all students," said Tam O'Shaughnessy, Ride's life partner, co-founder and chair of the board of Sally Ride Science.

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"Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space" by Tam O'Shaughnessy

This biography, by Ride's partner Tam O'Shaughnessy, aims to give children a glimpse of that personality and show how she grew from an active child into an astronaut fixed in the public eye without ever losing her sense of fun.

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A new book,Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space, written for young readers by Ride's surviving life partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, shares stories and images with the intention of inspiring a new generation to imagine their futures in science.

The book's release was timed to coincide with last week's announcement by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum of the acquisition of the Sally K. Ride Collection, a gift from O'Shaughnessy. In the generously illustrated photobiography, written in language accessible to readers of all ages, you can trace the steps that led to Ride's personal and professional choices; the museum now houses many of the actual artifacts, including her NASA space helmet, flight jacket and other items from her life as an astronaut, physicist, university professor and tennis player (here's her first tennis racket, and here's her in-flight suit from the first outer-space voyage).
What Sally Ride the bookstrives to make clear is that Ride's childhood and schooling contributed directly to her love of science, which in turn led her to study physics, then to go for a Ph.D. and, as she was completing her dissertation, to apply to be part of NASA's first class of female astronauts.
O'Shaughnessy includes some of the "silly questions" Ride was asked by reporters at the news conference NASA held when her selection was announced, along with Ride's replies.
O'Shaughnessy deftly condenses Ride's story and retells it in clear language, placing a fitting emphasis on the landmark astronaut years. One of the book's greatest strengths, however, is the author's personal point of view. "This is the story of Sally Ride's life and my part in it," O'Shaughnessy declares in the preface.
Having met when they were adolescents, O'Shaughnessy and Ride were lifelong friends who fell in love in 1985, and they were together until Ride's death from pancreatic cancer in 2012.
They started Sally Ride Science together because, writes O'Shaughnessy, "We wanted to show young people (and their parents and teachers!) that science is fascinating, creative and fun; and that the women and men working in science are regular people who come from all walks of life."

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To tell the full story of Ride's life, and their life together, O'Shaughnessy has written a children's book, Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space.

Neal, together with fellow curator Margaret Weitekamp and archivist Patti Williams, will join with Tam O'Shaughnessy, Ride's partner in life and the author of the new book "Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space," on ...

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Neal, together with fellow curator Margaret Weitekamp and archivist Patti Williams, will join with Tam O'Shaughnessy, Ride's partner in life and the author of the new book "Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space," on Tuesday (Oct. 6) for a public program at the museum celebrating the acquisition of Ride's possessions by the Smithsonian.

"Tam said that it meant the most to [Sally] because it acknowledged her for who she fundamentally thought she was, which was a person who was trying to make an impact in education and to be of value to the community around her."

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