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RIP - Sally Ride - first American woman in space

  1. Jul 23, 2012 #1

    Astronuc

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    :frown:

    http://news.yahoo.com/sally-ride-first-us-woman-space-dead-61-212809122.html [Broken]
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2012 #2
    :(

    (PF's getting mad at me for too short a message. =P )
     
  4. Jul 23, 2012 #3

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    Ride, Sally Ride. RIP. I always like her name, being a musician. :cry:

    Pancreatic cancer can be insidious and hard to treat (my bother-in-law died from it). He lived long enough to see his 4 kids graduate from HS, and then it roared back and spread everywhere and took him down in short order.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2012 #4

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    RIP, Dr Ride!
     
  6. Jul 23, 2012 #5
    I am sure she inspired so many young woman to dream of being scientists. Rest In Peace Sally.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2012 #6

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    Good night, and god speed Dr. Ride.

    And thank you for introducing the big space hair look.

    It always made me smile. :smile:

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  8. Jul 24, 2012 #7

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    Perhaps as sad as her death itself is some of the crap surrounding it. I just heard on "Inner Space" that her wife might be denied benefits because of some idiotic policy about same-sex couples. It's always nice to see how the USA treats its heros if they don't conform.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2012 #8

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    :grumpy: Well that's just stupid, and just days after the first progressive marriage on a military base.

    But I never even knew she had a girlfriend.

    Her wife sounds nice.

     
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