Remembering Sally Ride on 30th anniversary of first space flight

Remembering Sally Ride on 30th anniversary of first space flight

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NASA astronaut Sally K. Ride, the Space Shuttle Challenger crew member, poses in January 1983 in Johnson Space Center, Houston. Ride was the first American woman to fly in space.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Thirty years ago, astronaut Sally Ride became the United States' first woman in space when she and four others blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

Ride led the way for other women, including Anne McClain, 34, a U.S. Army major from Spokane who was named one of NASA's eight newest astronaut trainees on Monday.

Ride remains the youngest American to ever go into space. She was 32 on her first space flight.

Ride died at the age of 61 last summer.

 

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