RIP Sally Ride
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Sally Ride, America's first woman into space, dead from pancreatic cancer at 61.
I recently re-read The Right Stuff. Is there a book about the 70s and 80s space program that's remotely as good?
This breaks my heart. She was my hero. And I know from experience how awful pancreatic cancer is.
Ride, Sally. To the stars.
She was a very special person, although she never acted, or talked, as if she was. What a babe! Brilliant, inquisitive, energetic and, above all, immune to the doubts and derision of others.
Considering the impediments she faced, socially and professionally, she may be as big a pioneer (maybe bigger) than Shepard or Glenn.
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