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Sally Ride has died of Cancer at 61! 1st US Woman in Space

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Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died. She was 61.

 

NASA confirmed her death Monday afternoon and President Barack Obama called her a national hero.

 

Her office in San Diego said she died of pancreatic cancer.

 

Ride rode into space on the shuttle Challenger in 1983 when she was 32.

 

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RIP to Sally Field. Remember in grade school our class did a class project on her histroic 1st trip to space. Another bit of my childhood from the 1980's ending.

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RIP to an American Icon. Her accomplishments will last for an eternity and in a world filled with people who are hurting it, she is one of the few who made it better.

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