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Ride, Sally Ride -- RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    The American first woman to fly in space dies of pancreatic cancer at age 61.

  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I was thinking "Wheel of Fortune, Sally ride..."


    Too young.
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Wow. Seems like yesterday she made her trip into space. Really hard to believe she was 61. Still, too young. RIP.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    RIP. I was probably in middle school when she made her flight.

    I wish people that age today had the same chance to have the same wonderment for the space age as those my age did ... and I was on the back end of it with the shuttle program.
  5. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    not to nitpick, but Ride was the first AMERICAN woman in space.

    Valentina Tereshkova is still very much with us.

  6. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Sally Ride was also on the commission created after the 1987 explosion (I think it was the Challenger, but I'm not positive). They held NASA accountable for what had become some arrogance in that agency.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Her legacy will live on in every bad bar band ...
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    uh that's not a nitpick at all -- Tereshkova went up 21 years before Ride.

    Tereshkova, John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are now the ranking 'space pioneers' still with us.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Now this is how you headline a thread.
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Great catch, fixed.
  11. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Times obit said Ride was on the investigative commission for both the Challenger and Columbia accidents. Quite an interesting life.
  12. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Will Romney, Boehner, McConnell, the Boy Scouts, Chick-fil-A and the Tea Party nation now explain that Sally Ride was an inappropriate role model?

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