RIP Sally Ride.

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    Cancer. She was only 61.

    I remember well that she said it would be 'special' that a woman went to space when it was no longer a big deal.

    Ride Sally Ride
     
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    Just read this. Pancreatic cancer. Cripes, I don't think anyone survives that. Very sad.
     
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    rip.
     
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    "High Flight"

    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air....

    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
    Where never lark, or even[8] eagle flew —
    And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    - Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
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    Sally Ride, first US woman in space dead at 61 - Yahoo! News

    Sally Ride, the first American woman to journey into space, died on Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her foundation announced. She was 61.

    Ride first launched into space in 1983 aboard the Challenger shuttle, taking part in the seventh mission of US space shuttle program.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5deaARYHbeM]6) Lou Reed - Ride Sally Ride - live in Paris, 1974 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Quite a lady we need more poeple who believe that your are not born to greatness but can get there is you try regardless of race.
     
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    coughassholecough


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    How strange that rw's can revere this woman but hate other gays.

    go figure.

    But, her partner was with her at the end and that's what matters.
     

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