Google Doodles for First American Woman in Space

In today’s doodle, Google celebrates what would have been the 64th birthday of Sally Ride—the first American woman in space. Animator Olivia Huynh created five playful GIFs for the doodle, each capturing a different aspect of Ride’s inspiring story. In an accompanying guest blog post, Tam O’Shaughnessy—Sally Ride’s partner and co-founder and CEO of Sally Ride Science—writes, “As the first American woman in space, Sally Ride—who would have been 64 today—captured the nation’s imagination as a symbol of the ability of women to break barriers.”