S.Ride was an exemplary person of great accomplishment. She was not a "hero." A hero is someone who sacrifices herself or endangers herself for others. The soldier who jumps on a grenade to save surrounding soldiers, or who takes the lead in taking out an enemy position. A police officer who risks his life to disarm a felon. A firefighter who rescues a person from a burning building. These are "heroes."
God bless Sally Ride. She was a person that should be viewed with admiration and appreciation.
But she was no hero.