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Remembering Sally Ride, Space Pioneer

By Jennie Cohen
Astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. The space pioneer, physicist and longtime supporter of children’s educational programs was 61. Below, take a look back at Ride’s incredible career in this series of photographs.

Categories: Sally Ride, Space, Space Shuttle, Women's History