How Did Sally Ride Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Sally Ride death

The astronaut Sally Ride passed away at age 61, respectable.

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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?

Pancreatic Cancer caused Sally Ride's death in 2012.

Information about the death of Sally Ride
Cause of deathPancreatic Cancer
Age of death61 years
BirthdayMay 26, 1951
Death dateJuly 23, 2012
Place of deathLa Jolla, California, United States
Place of burialCity 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.

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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.

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All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.

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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!

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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.

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