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Sally Ride died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61 on July 23, 2012
Sally Kirsten Ride was the first American woman to fly in space, going aloft in the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 and again in 1984. (The very first woman in space was the cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who flew aboard Vostok 6 in 1963.) Sally Ride ea... More>>

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Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first ...

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Apr 28, 2017 ... In 1983, astronaut and astrophysicist Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Ride died on ...

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Jun 4, 2014 ... When Sally Ride died in 2012, her obituary noted a new fact that was ... that's ensued, but dismayed that in 2014, it's still a contentious topic.

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Sally Ride became the first American woman to go to space. ... Spacewalks let astronauts work outside their spacecraft while still in space. Astronauts can do ...

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Dec 11, 2012 ... Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17- month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said. She was ...

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Jul 23, 2012 ... Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died on Monday at her .... But Mars should still be the “ultimate objective,” the group said.

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Jul 24, 2012 ... In life, Sally Ride became famous as America's first woman in space ... However, Flammer said it's still too early to announce the CEO's name.

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Jun 1, 2014 ... In a Q&A biographer Lynn Sherr explains the public and personal sides of the notoriously private Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, ...