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American astronaut and physicist who joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman to enter low-Earth orbit. She flew two missions aboard the Challenger shuttle: STS-7 and STS-41-G.
She married Steven Hawley in 1982 and divorced him in 1987. After her death, it was revealed that she had a 27-year relationship with Tam O’Shaughnessy, a female tennis player and professor.
How did Sally Ride die?
|Cause of death||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Age of death||61 years|
|Birthday||May 26, 1951|
|Death date||July 23, 2012|
|Place of death||La Jolla, California, United States|
|Place of burial||City of Santa Monica Woodlawn Cemetery, Mausoleum & Mortuary, Santa Monica, California, United States|
I’ve spent my whole life not talking to people, and I don’t see why I should start now.Sally Ride
I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely, and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job.Sally Ride
All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.Sally Ride
It’s easy to sleep floating around – it’s very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don’t float into somebody or something!Sally Ride
When the space shuttle’s engines cut off, and you’re finally in space, in orbit, weightless… I remember unstrapping from my seat, floating over to the window, and that’s when I got my first view of Earth. Just a spectacular view, and a chance to see our planet as a planet.Sally Ride