It's a sad day for space travel. Sally Ride, the first American woman to ever travel to space, has died at the age of 61 after a bout with pancreatic cancer. She's best known for breaking NASA's gender barrier by flying on Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18th, 1983, but she spent much more of her time guiding our future in space while here on Earth -- she founded NASA's Office of Exploration and directed its early strategy, and she later went on to lead the California Space Institute as well as teach physics at Stanford University.
Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly into space, passed away today at the age of 61. According to CNN, Ride died after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. A message on her website, Sally Ride Science, reads: “Sally Ride... Read Post
Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1983, died Monday at 61 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said. "Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundle... Read Post