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Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 - July 23, 2012) was an American #physicist and a former NASA #astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978, and in 1983 became the first American woman—and then-youngest #American, at 32—to enter #space. In 1987 she left #NASA to work at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control.
Sally Ride (1951- 2012) on June 18, 1983 became America's first woman in space , aged 32 and she was the first woman to use the robot arm in space and the first to use the arm to retrieve a satellite. She remains the youngest American astronaut to travel to space.
Sally Ride (First American Woman in space) has died after a 17-month long battle against pancreatic cancer. She became a household name after her historic flight on Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, and then used her high-profile to encourage kids, especially young girls, to pursue science, math, and engineering careers. Sally, you will be dearly missed.