Sally Ride, Pioneer

Almost 30 years ago, Sally Ride broke the NASA gender barrier and became America’s first female astronaut. While aboard the Challenger shuttle, Ride used a robotic arm she helped design to deploy and receive a satellite. She died Monday of pancreatic cancer, at age 61.

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Sally Ride

Sally Ride was a NASA Astronaut (1978-1986) and the Founder of Sally Ride Science.