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Sally's Ride Through the Clouds

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7 from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Tam O'Shaughnessy, Sally Ride's life partner and chair, board of directors of Sally Ride Science, is seen with President Barack Obama as she prepares to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of Dr. Ride, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at the White House in Washington.

Celebrating Sally Ride

NASA, Sally Ride Science and Google in Education celebrated role model and space pioneer Sally Ride during a Google+ Hangout. The event on July 23 marked one year since Sally Ride's passing. Ride impacted millions as the first female American astronaut in space and as an advocate of STEM education.

PBS News Hour Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien talks with Jeffrey Brown about the legacy of astronaut Sally Ride.

NASA Television aired, live a special event from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington to honor the contributions and legacy of the late Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in space.

NASA and President Obama are honoring the life and legacy of Sally Ride on the day a national tribute was held for the first American woman in space.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the names of seven ships. Included is an ocean-class auxiliary general oceanographic research (AGOR) ship, the R/V Sally Ride.

NASA has named the site where twin agency spacecraft impacted the moon Monday in honor of the late astronaut, Sally K. Ride, who was America's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission team.

Sally Ride died peacefully today surrounded by family at the age of 61 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in space on June 18, 1983 as part of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger. She flew twice in space before leaving NASA and pursuing a career as an educator.

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