Monday, July 23, 2012

Farewell, Sally Ride

In this June 1983 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Sally Ride, a specialist on shuttle mission STS-7, monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the shuttle Columbia flight deck.

This is a shocker. Farewell to Sally Ride: a great explorer, a pioneer, and a science educator. Hers was a life that made a difference in the world, and we have lost her far too soon.
Godspeed, Sally Ride.

Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Is Dead : NPR

NPR: "Ride was a Ph.D candidate at Standford when she answered an ad to become a NASA astronaut. She became the first American woman in space when she blasted off in the space shuttle Challenger in 1983."

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