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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.

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Dr. Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut to enter space has died after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Before her death, Sally Ride had dedicated herself to bringing science to kids. She authored five science books for children and became the president of her own company, motivating youngsters to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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