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First Female US Astronaut Sally Ride Dies at 61

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61 years old. Ride, who earned four degrees, including a doctorate in physics, from Stanford University was part of the first NASA class for astronauts to accept women in 1978. She […]

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