Sally Ride, First US Woman in Space, Dies at 61
Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 24 July 2012 7:46 AM
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died yesterday at the age of 61 after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer. Ride was not only the first American woman to reach space, she was also the youngest American, completed her first shuttle ride at 32 years and 23 days old. Another interesting note: Ride came out in her obituary, says the Houston Chronicle—she is survived by her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy.
SOURCE: Houston Chronicle
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