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R.I.P. Sally Ride: A True Pioneer
"Millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers and scientists."—Gloria Steinem, on Sally Ride in 1983, just before Dr. Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. Of the flight, she said, "I'm sure it was the most fun that I'll ever have in my life," and from the photo above of her at the control board of the space shuttle Challenger, you can see why. She passed away Monday at the age of 61. (NYTimes)
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