Sally Ride dies at 61; was first American woman sent into space

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Sally Ride, an astronaut and physicist who in 1983 became the first American woman sent into space and reluctantly served as an idol of feminist strength and a hero of women’s progress, died Monday at her home in La Jolla, Calif. She was 61. She had pancreatic cancer, said Terry McEntee, her assistant. Loading… Comments Weigh In Corrections? Recommend Personal Post Gallery Notable deaths of 2012: Images of well-known people who have died this year. Ms. Ride made history on June 18, 1983, when she orbited the Earth aboard the space shuttle Challenger. At 32 years and 23 days old, she was the…

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