Sally RideBorn: 1951-05-21 - Died: 2012-07-23
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer
Sally Ride lost her battle to pancreatic cancer on July 23rd, 2012. Ride was 61 years of age.
Who was Sally Ride :
Sally Ride was an Astronaut for NASA from Encino, California. She was well known for being one of the first female Astronauts in space, and recognized for being the first American Astronaut in space.
Ride first was involved in NASA after responding to a newspaper advertisement in 1978, and became heavily involved in the communications between the ground team and various space shuttles. In 1983, Ride was assigned to fly as one of the Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Challenger.