Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sally Ride - First American Women in Space - A Tributes

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel in space, has died at 61.Ride had been fighting pancreatic cancer for 17 months and died peacefully, her company Sally Ride Science announced today (July 23). 
When she was 32, Ride blasted off on the STS-7 mission of the space shuttle Challenger, breaking through the highest glass ceiling for U.S. women to date. 
During her historic mission, which deployed two communications satellites, Ride also became the first woman to use the shuttle's robotic arm in space. 
Source: Space.com

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