Passing of pioneer astronaut Sally Ride

by Anonymous on Jul. 23rd, 2012

Astronaut Sally Ride: on the mid-deck of the space shuttle.
Astronaut Sally Ride: on the mid-deck of the space shuttle.Courtesy NASA
Sally K. Ride, the first American woman to go into space, died today of pancreatic cancer. Here's what NASA's People page said about the former astronaut:

"The nation has lost one of its finest leaders, teachers and explorers. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sally's family and the many she inspired. She will be missed, but her star will always shine brightly."

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