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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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LuvMyEggyFarts    

I remember doing a report on her in the 4th grade. RIP, Sally.

730 days ago
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Lindy    

A hero

730 days ago
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IceGypsy    

She's an amazing, inspirational woman. R.i.P. Sally

730 days ago
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anon    

R.I.P. Ms. Ride.
You are a true American Hero.

730 days ago
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charles    

R.I.P. Sally Ride. A pioneer to remember for all time.

730 days ago
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