Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, dies at 61


WASHINGTON (AP) – Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

Full press release here

[JPX] I met Sally Ride 5 years ago because she was friends with my parents' neighbors. She was extremely nice and she autographed a space shuttle puzzle for my son. She told me not to sell it on Ebay!

2 comments:

Octopunk said...

Well, that's too bad. 61 is too early for anyone to go.

That's so cool that you met her!

Trevor said...

She was awesome. I got to work for her company, Sally Ride Science Club, for a year when I was right out of college. Our paths crossed about once a month, and even though I was the lowest-level employee in the company, she was always very gracious and appreciative about everything I did.