first woman in space sally ride died
by jennifer kiley
Age: 61 (5/26/1951 – 7/23/2012)
stars in a cavernous space
sally ride was a special inspiration and hero to many girls and women, has died at 61 from pancreatic cancer. it took courage to enter into what once was a men’s only club and you showed them you could not just do it but do it better. you went up in the Challenger twice. isn’t that fortuitous.
sally ride’s death is so very sad. she was so young and could have had so many more years to enjoy and live her life. too many people are dying from cancer. pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly it seems. it is always a shock when you hear of someone so respected and loved by their country and hopefully the world for being the first woman in space. that is a remarkable feat in its self. i remember the first time i heard of sally ride. it was just prior to her going up in Challenger. i thought that was the coolest thing in the world for someone from my sex doing such an amazing thing. going into space. space travel has always fascinated me. as you can see by my banner above my blog site. the universe and beyond. infinite imagination. eleven universes with infinite numbers of infinity. she went out there and came back. which as we know now, tragically, that isn’t always a guarantee.
so i say this is all very sad. sally ride was way to young to die. she was so young. may she RIP. You, Sally Ride, may your spirit soar throughout the many universes. you will be missed by us all. thank you for the gifts you have given us all. my condolences go out to her partner of some 27 years. may she find solace in the love we felt for Sally.
Sally Ride: AMERICA’S FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE — JUNE 18, 1983