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Sally Ride

Dead at 61

7/23/2012 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sally Ride
-- the first American woman to enter space -- died today in California after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sally's company, Sally Ride Science, made the announcement. Sally was 61.

Ride joined NASA in 1978, and in 1983 became the first American woman to enter space. At the time, she was also the youngest American to enter space at age 32.

In 1987, Sally left NASA to work at Stanford's Center for International Security and Arms Control.

R.I.P.

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1.

Tim    

Ride Sally ride..Mustang Sally.

758 days ago
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moxie    

Sad to hear this! RIP Sally.

758 days ago
3.

ForTheLulz    

This wouldn't have happened had she stayed in the kitchen like women are supposed to. I say good riddance.

758 days ago
4.

sidithers    

If you could cure cancer or aides wich would it be?
I chose cancer

758 days ago
5.

myopinion    

RIP Sally Ride...Thanks for you accomplishments..

758 days ago
6.

mebrat24    

Now this is a real HERO,

758 days ago
7.

Where's KOOKY?    

What an incredible loss...Sally Ride was such a force in getting young girls to become interested in science. And I'll never forget the Time magazine "Ride, Sally, Ride!" cover. She was one of a kind and I hope her journey to heaven was just as beautiful as her first space launch. Rest in peace, brave woman!

758 days ago
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brenda    

A true American hero, may she RIP

758 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

RIP there Lady.

758 days ago
10.

big'un    

That's to bad, she was a true American inspiration. RIP Sally.

758 days ago
11.

Honeys Booboo    

The link between pancreatic cancer and
poontangolingus is now undeniable.

758 days ago
12.

sue    

So sorry. Prayers

758 days ago
13.

obama'saracist    

glad the pain is over for sally now it begins for the rest of the world sally you rock and you're beautiful

758 days ago
14.

JJ    

RIP Sally

May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.

758 days ago
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Cricket    

Sad news. RIP Sally. An American Hero.

758 days ago
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