Sally Kristen Ride was an American astronaut and physicist. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride was the third woman in space overall, after USSR cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Svetlana Savitskaya.
She is a first LGBTQ hero to be featured in the series, as she had a relationship with a woman. However, no reference to it is made in the movie otherwise it would be banned in Alabama just like the Clifford reboot and Arthur.