SAN DIEGO -- Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died, according to her website, Sally Ride Science.
Ride died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
"Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundless energy, curiosity, intelligence, passion, commitment, and love. Her integrity was absolute; her spirit was immeasurable; her approach to life was fearless," read a statement on the Sally Ride Science website.
Ride was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1978, just after earning her doctorate degree in physics from Stamford.
Comment....Sadness today for the passing of a very brave woman. She led a very interesting life....Click the link for the whole story...