Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In passing: Sally Ride

(In passing marks the memory of a person featured in IntLawGrrls)

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Dr. Sally Ride (right), the Stanford-trained physicist who inspired us as the 1st woman astronaut, died  yesterday at her home in La Jolla, California. She was 61 years old and suffered from from pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her mother, her sister, and her partner of 27 years, Tam O'Shaughnessy.
IntLawGrrls' prior posts about Ride, who became the 1st American woman in space in 1983, are here.
In the pithy words of Maria Shriver, who in 2006, while California's 1st Lady, welcomed Ride to the California Women's Hall of Fame:
'Every time a woman dreams of conquering the next frontier, she will stand on Sally Ride's shoulders.'

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