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Bacon, John Mackenzie (1846–1904), astronomer and aviator

W. B. Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 970 words.

Bacon, John Mackenzie (1846–1904), astronomer and aviator, born at Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire, on 19 June 1846, was the fourth son of John Bacon (1809–1871), vicar of Lambourn Woodlands,...

Ride, Sally K.

Margaret A. Weitekamp.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Science and Mathematics; Education; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1415 words.

Ride, Sally K. (26 May 1951–23 July 2012), astronaut, physicist, and science educator, was born Sally Kristen Ride in Los Angeles, California, the elder child of Joyce and Dale B. Ride....