TOPICS > Science
Sally Ride’s Departure from NASA
June 4, 1987 at 12:00 AM EDT
5435332754Sally Ride in 1983: Chose Flowers Over Handshakes, Left at OIn 1987, Sally Ride retired from NASA to take a job a Stanford, leaving America's space program "without a real hero" and "struggling to stay in orbit." That's the subject of this historic NewsHour report, narrated by Roger Mudd that aired on June 4 of that year. She was leaving, the report continued, because she was unable to convey her views to her agency's leadership. 2012-07-24 13:36:00disabled22600606133Kyo6b0yvzE186509Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadowsIt was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis. Researchers suspect cannabis can do so many things, from fighting cancer to easing concussions and Crohn’s disease. There are still tight restrictions but weed is increasingly coming into the scientific mainstream. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.2016-07-13 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTR3DFCY-320x196.jpg2365802364tARWqBxIz_I185813Struggles for power plant raise concerns about clean coalClean coal technology is key to the Obama administration’s plans for combating climate change. But a high-profile power plant, once a poster child for clean coal’s promise, has run billions over budget in construction costs, faces federal investigations and allegations of fraud. William Brangham talks with Ian Urbina, who investigated the story for The New York Times.2016-07-06 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clean-coal-urbana-e1467851543976-320x196.jpg2365797741th4VoaZVJZ0185814Patients frustrated by medical marijuana research roadblocksLenny and Amy’s 5-year-old son has epilepsy. When conventional medications caused terrible side effects, they started giving him a daily drop of cannabis oil, with dramatic results. But it’s a calculated risk: While there is anecdotal evidence of cannabis’ effectiveness, scientists face research roadblocks because it’s a schedule 1 controlled substance. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.2016-07-06 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RTR49U7I-320x196.jpg2365797723Tnhrf8DOa14
In 1987, Sally Ride retired from NASA to take a job a Stanford, leaving America's space program "without a real hero" and "struggling to stay in orbit." She was leaving, the report continued, because she was unable to convey her views to her agency's leadership.
SUPPORT FOR PBS NEWSHOUR PROVIDED BY