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Ride Sally Ride

I am so sad that Sally Ride died today. Sally Ride-- the first American woman in space. The Russians had a woman in space 20 (yes 20!) years before us but we had Sally! And Sally was just so cool. Her website says it best:

Sally’s historic flight into space captured the nation’s imagination and made her a household name. She became a symbol of the ability of women to break barriers and a hero to generations of adventurous young girls. After retiring from NASA, Sally used her high profile to champion a cause she believed in passionately—inspiring young people, especially girls, to stick with their interest in science, to become scientifically literate, and to consider pursuing careers in science and engineering.

Good bye Sally and thank you- we will miss you. And may you always Ride Sally Ride.