Have you heard? Sally Ride, the 1st American woman in space has died.
So saddened by her death at 61. She hadn't been in the space program for years; had started her own business. If you didn't know, she rode on the Challenger in 1983. I was one of the lucky ones to be at the Cape & watch that lift-off. It was breathtaking. Such electricity in the air - people around me were screaming "Ride, Sally Ride!" Those screams could be heard over the deafening noise of the lift-off. It was a joyous time. Lots of tears, too. But those wet eyes were from pride.
RIP Sally, you did a wonderful thing...inspired many young women to pursue careers in the space field.