Ride was adamant about making sure the company earned respect as a reliable source of science news and information. (Space.com is a content partner of Scientific American.) Sally Ride Science has also provided teacher training and held contests for student teams to compete in developing toys and games. The first coins issued under the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters Program will be circulating in January 2022. Ride’s image on these quarters will be a fitting tribute to a woman who pioneered knowledge and outreach as well as space.