Sally Ride Memorial ArtAugust 9, 2012
Dr. Sally Ride passed away recently. She was the first American woman in space, and she was an inspiration to a lot of people. In response to her death, my friend Casey Conan — to whom Sally Ride was particularly inspirational — made the art above.
I think it is pretty fantastic, so this is what I want I am going to do.
I am making it available as a desktop wallpaper, for free, here:
I am also going to sell poster prints of it, and t-shirts with the image on it. ALL proceeds from these sales will go to the Sally Ride Pancreatic Cancer Initiative, through Sally Ride Science (an organization that I suggest you familiarize yourself with — it is dedicated to instilling a love of science in technology in young people, but particularly in girls), and managed by the UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center. Because fuck cancer, you know?
Apparently, we now have a store on Zazzle, where you can get several of these things.
This is the poster print.
This is the men’s t-shirt.
This is the women’s t-shirt.