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!


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.