Sally Ride - 1st US Woman in Space, dead at 61

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    ucfgrad93

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    I didn't know she had cancer. RIP

    http://content.usatoday.com/communi...t-us-woman-in-space-dies-at-61/1#.UA3Ep47Ysmk
     
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    Oooo, same Cancer as Steve. That's a nasty one. :(
     
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    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

    Sally Ride had a long list of accomplishments, but, I think the biggest was heading the strategic planning effort that wrote the "Ride Report" -- that brought us Mission to Planet Earth and the EOS satellites.

    http://www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazine/historyLetter.html

    You wouldn't think heading a planning effort could be that big an accomplishment, but, without these satellite resources, we would be groping in the dark to understand the nature and scale of global environmental changes that are taking place.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Observing_System
     
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    Very sad, I just don't know where the time goes either 61? I guess I just picture her as forever young. Too young to go.
     
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    Awful shame. Obviously we are probably more aware of pancreatic cancer than the general population. It's a nasty way to go, and an end someone who achieved so much deserved better than. RIP Sally.

    Oh, and just in case the media try and airbrush this part out of the narrative...Sally Ride is survived by her female partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy.
     
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    Sally's life partner is going to be stiffed by the Feds. Source for quote.

     
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    My heart really goes out to Ms O'Shaughnessy. Imagine going through the loss of your life partner in such tragic circumstances, and having this additional burden placed upon you.

    27 years they were together. That's about 8 marriage in Gingrich Time.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    That is absolutely ridiculous. This country kills me sometimes. They lasted longer than many couples.
     

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