It’s an unfortunate day for room travel. Sally Ride, the very first American lady to ever travel to space, has passed away at the age of 61 after a bout with pancreatic cancer. She’s best understood for breaking NASA’s gender barrier by flying on Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18th, 1983, but she spent a great deal even more of her time directing our future in space while right here on Earth– she founded NASA’s Workplace of Search and directed its early method, and she later went on to lead the California Area Institute in addition to teach physics at Stanford University. Her final years saw her set up Sally Ride Science to recommend pupils wishing to follow in her footsteps, specifically ladies. Ride blazed one of the brighter trails in innovation, and she’ll be failed to see.
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