Sally Ride Night at the Discovery Center

When: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Join us for a FREE event featuring award-winning author and journalist Lynn Sherr, celebrating her latest book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space.

  • 5:45 p.m. - Check-in
  • 6:00 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A with Lynn Sherr
  • 7:00 p.m. - Book signing, reception, tours in the El Pomar Space Gallery
  • 7:20 p.m. - Science On a Sphere Presentation
  • 7:40 p.m. - Science On a Sphere Presentation

Veteran ABC News and 20/20 reporter Lynn Sherr will sign autographs for her newly released book Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space, now a New York Times Best Seller. This definitive biography examines both the public and private life of Dr. Sally Ride, including exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner.

Copies of Sherr's book will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited - please RSVP to [email protected].

The book has received rave reviews, including this from Andrew Chaikin, space journalist and author of A Man on the Moon:

"As an astronaut who became an icon, Sally Ride was an inspiration to millions. But as Lynn Sherr documents in this candid, thorough, and touching portrait, she was also an explorer of life. I'm grateful to Lynn for revealing the Sally I never knew, and for filling an important gap in the literature of the U.S. space program."

This event will include a public talk by Sherr, along with a Q&A and a book signing. In conjunction with the event, the Space Foundation will host a girls STEM day as part of its Summer of Discovery programming, offering activities to spark girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sherr will also give a talk to the young women as part of the girls STEM day activities, giving them a look into what they too can accomplish.


Special thanks to The Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation for helping to make this event possible. 


About Lynn Sherr
Award-winning broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr left ABC News after more than 30 years, including more than 20 as a correspondent with the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. 

She has covered a wide range of stories, specializing in women's issues and social change, as well as investigative reports. She has received numerous awards, including an Emmy, two American Women in Radio and Television Commendation awards, a Gracie Award, and a George Foster Peabody Award.

Prior to her assignment at 20/20, Sherr was a national correspondent for ABC News and reported on the NASA space shuttle program from its inception in 1981 through the Challenger explosion in 1986, anchoring almost every mission from launch to landing.