RIP, Sally Ride, the First Woman in Space

Sally Ride, the first woman to ever travel into space, died today after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. A barrier-shattering physicist, she made her trip on the Space Shuttle when she was 32 years old—at the time, the youngest person to ever travel beyond earth’s orbit. Later in life, she founded Sally Ride Science, an organization that encouraged children to study science and engineering …

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