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Meet Journalist Lynn Sherr at the Discovery Center for Free Sally Ride Night

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On July 23, the Discovery Center will host a free evening presentation and book signing with veteran ABC News and 20/20 reporter Lynn Sherr, author of 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.

Sherr 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. 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.

6:00 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A with Lynn Sherr

7:00 p.m. – Book signing, reception and tours in the Discovery Center

7:20 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. – Science On a Sphere® presentations 

Copies of Sherr’s book will be available for sale at the event, which is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please RSVP to [email protected].

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is located off of Garden of the Gods Road at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, and is the region’s first and only space, science and technology attraction. Learn more by calling 719.576.8000 or visit