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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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16.

Bill Andrews    

Jesus, the years are going by too fast for us all.. "Death is the ability to give us all a chance for our spirits to rise up be a Astronaut to a much greater space in the future !_ Wm Andrews

720 days ago
17.

Carl    

Too bad, she was too young. Her flight is one of my earliest memories of a major event (i.e. not just things that happened to me in my own life).

720 days ago
18.

westendgirlSC    

FORTHELULZ you ignorant bastard. Is that the kind of mother you had? A neglectful one? No love, no wonder. KARMA, may it come up and bite you in the ass.

720 days ago
19.

Joey    

RIP SA;;y you were a Heroine to us all

720 days ago
20.

Arcadia Rink    

RIP Sally. You are one of my heros.

720 days ago
21.

paul a.    

We throw around the word "hero" too easily these days. However, for her, it is totally appropriate!
RIP Sally

Thank you for the Ride!

720 days ago
22.

Bruno    

Rest in peace among the stars, Ms Ride. You've earned it.

720 days ago
23.

LuisMiFan    

There is a bright, new star in the sky. Blessings Sally as you begin your latest journey.

720 days ago
24.

Noel    

Have a great flight Sally, we love you.

720 days ago
25.

Tinalouise    

Ugh.. pancreatic cancer has taken so many good people!! It is an automatic death sentence with barely enough time to say goodbye...RIP!

720 days ago
26.

zoe    

Sally Ride left behind her partner of 27 years (a woman). Another great LGBT citizen who bravely served her country.

720 days ago
27.

Martin    

Lesbian....

720 days ago
28.

parlayer    

another space case! were her eyes blue also? wouldn't screw her even in space, ugly!!!! you'd have to love here for her brain.

720 days ago
29.

Faye    

I remember her so well from her first flight in 1983. She was a wonderful role model. RIP Sally.

720 days ago
30.

LCS27    

hot space

720 days ago
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