Nichelle Nichols is the best.
I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely, and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job.
Sally Ride could have rested on her laurels and simply enjoyed her historical status as the first American woman in space. Instead, she spent years working hard to build scientific education programs, raise awareness about the numbers of women in science and actively encourage girls to explore STEM fields. She was smart, strong and spirited, and she believed in people’s potential. She was the definition of heroine. She was the best.