Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space, has passed away Monday at the age of 61, the Associated Press reported.
The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, according to a statement posted on the website of Sally Ride Science, a science education company she founded in 2001. She had been battling the disease for 17 months.
Rest in Peace, Sally Ride.
"Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." - Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Post by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr. on Jul 26, 2012 11:30:38 GMT -5
A tad more on Sally.
Sally Ride, America's First Female in Space, Dies: Sally Ride, the first American female in space, died July 23 at her home in La Jolla, Calif., following a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, reported the Los Angeles Times. She was 61. The Los Angeles native broke the gender barrier in June 1983 when she rocketed into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger as part of the six-day STS-7 mission. She returned to space in 1984 on another Challenger mission, STS-41G. "Sally Ride broke barriers with grace and professionalism—and literally changed the face of America's space program," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in a July 23 release. He added, "The nation has lost one of its finest leaders, teachers, and explorers." Ride, who held a doctorate degree in physics, was part of NASA's 1978 astronaut class—the first to include women, according to the release. She retired from NASA in 1987 to join the faculty at the University of California at San Diego. (See also Ride's Air Force biography.)
Alex Reynoso: I am looking for a Naval Museum that might display some of my father's WWII Navy items. I have a scaled model of a PBM-3 that he was a crew member of I believe crew #3. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 23, 2017 16:50:27 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: Since nobody has responded in the last month and a half. The only Naval Museums I have ever been to are in Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum (housed in an old blimp hanger, used to be a Naval Air Museum but seems to have gotten away from that specialty. http:/
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