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Sally Ride - first woman in space

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.

R.I.P. Sally Ride. She was an inspiration to all American women.

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.

African-American women, dressed up to go out, circa 1940