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Back to the heavens: Sally Ride, 1951–2012

By Eileen De Guire / July 24, 2012

Sally Ride on board the space shuttle Challenger in 1983. Ride, who was the first female astronaut, died yesterday at age 61. Credit: Wikimedia. Sally Ride changed the world for women in STEM careers forever when she was selected to be the first female space shuttle crew member and made that historic first flight as…

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