Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Has Died

Air Date: 07/23/2012
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After a 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer, trailblazer Sally Ride, known as the first American woman in space, has died. In 1978, she was one of six women chosen by NASA from among 8,000 applicants to become an astronaut. Ride went on to inspire women and girls around the world in her roles as a physicist and science writer.

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