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RIP: Sally Ride Remembered: Tributes to 1st American Woman in Space

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Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday (July 23) at the age of 61.Ride made history when she launched aboard the space shuttle Challenger on the STS-7 mission in 1983

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Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 2:11 am
Noted, thanks.

John B (185)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 3:38 am
Thanks Cal. Such a sad loss and my heart goes out to Dr Tam O'Shaughnessy her partner of 27 years, her mother, Joyce; her sister, Bear; her niece, Caitlin; and her nephew, Whitney. She was a remarkable woman.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 4:29 am
Thanks Cal.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 5:55 am
noted, thanks Cal

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 6:00 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.

. (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 9:16 am
Ride's biography is a popular one among 5th grade girls. It's going to be a shame to tell them she passed away over the summer.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 5:03 pm

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 7:08 pm
sadly noted

Jessica C (178)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 6:21 am
As a feminist and an environmentalist, I mourn her passing. She will be missed!

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 2:03 pm
Certainly a woman that everyone should recall, but I'd like for our young women in this Country to be taught about her. She is a true role model, some of these women that are in the news as of late, in particular the political roles and not much of a role model at all. I'm thinking of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman...egads. Now Sally Ride, is one who represents well. Rip, my dear, you had an interesting life for sure. Condolences to the family.

Gene Jacobson (290)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 3:54 pm
RIP, Sally, you've made us all very proud. Blessed be.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 4:49 pm
Thanks Cal--I agree with Kit B.

Talya H (10)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 5:13 pm
Thanks for the post!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 5:16 pm
RIP: Sally Ride Remembered: Tributes to 1st American Woman in Space

Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut.

Ride joined NASA in 1978, and in 1983 became the first American woman to enter space.[1] As of 2012, Ride also remains the youngest American astronaut to be launched into space at the age of 32.[2] In 1987, she left NASA to work at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control ...

She attended Portola Middle School and Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles (now Harvard-Westlake School) on a scholarship. In addition to being interested in science, she was a nationally ranked tennis player. Ride attended Swarthmore College for three semesters, took physics courses at UCLA, and then entered Stanford University as a junior, graduating with a bachelor's degree in English and physics. At Stanford, she earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in physics, while doing research in astrophysics and free electron laser physics.[5]

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 10:22 pm
Very proud to know this gay woman became a iconic role model for many young women. My heartfelt condolences to her partner Tam, and the rest of her immediate family. R.I.P Sally....

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 12:32 pm
Very sad. RIPSally Ride

Linda h (86)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 6:43 pm
I was so proud of Sally Ride.

Dotti L (85)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 7:22 pm
Wonderful tributes made to this amazing woman. It is just too bad that she felt she had to keep her gay marriage a secret for so long.

James Merit (144)
Friday July 27, 2012, 1:44 am
Beautiful tributes and celebration of her life, thank you for sharing.

Rose Becke (141)
Friday July 27, 2012, 5:01 am

Rin S (10)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 3:00 am
RIP Sally Ride.

Linda S (1)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 1:40 pm
Sally Ride was a good role model for girls everywhere. She will be missed.

Ancil S (175)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 9:40 pm
Rest in peace,you make us all proud!

Ann B (60)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 8:17 am
Thanks for sharing. RIP Sally Ride.
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