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  • Sally Ride dies at 61; first American woman in space

    Sally Ride dies at 61; first American woman in space
    In the early days of the space program, astronauts were ex-Marines, Air Force officers and hot-shot pilots. Sally Ride got there a little differently: She answered a want ad. In the late 1970s, NASA decided that, in addition to pilots, it needed some...
  • By request: A thread on the issue of Social Security

    Eric, I suggest you start a Social Security thread so people can give vent to their feelings on this subject rather than hijacking a pleasant thread about the late lesbian astronaut Sally Ride....commenter MCN Done! Is it "the most-egregious --......
  • RIP, Sally Ride

    Was there ever a more exquisitely named public figure than Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman astronaut, who died this week at 61? It was a total coincidence that he name appeared in the memorable refrain of the 1960s R&B......
  • Sally Ride, a modest pioneer

    I was saddened to learn of astronaut Sally Ride's death ("Ride had the cool to break barriers," July 25). Outer space is infinite, but human life is not. Sixty-one seems too young for this pioneer to leave us. I feel fortunate, blessed and privileged...