Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Thread: Sally Ride dies at age 61

  1. #1
    Banned Camp
    Joined
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    29,683
    Thanks
    26

    From
    See you in a new existence!

    Sally Ride dies at age 61

    Sally Ride takes her final journey. RIP

    Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, dies at 61
    Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died. She was 61.

    NASA confirmed her death Monday afternoon and President Barack Obama called her a national hero.
    Her office in San Diego said she died of pancreatic cancer.
    Ride rode into space on the shuttle Challenger in 1983 when she was 32.
    "Sally Ride broke barriers with grace and professionalism -- and literally changed the face of America's space program," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in a statement posted to NASA's website. "The nation has lost one of its finest leaders, teachers and explorers."

  2. #2
    Veteran Member Stefan Bandera's Avatar
    Joined
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    27,601
    Thanks
    2584

    From
    Southington Connecticut
    Rest or ride in peace Sally ... she was a pioneer...
    Last edited by Stefan Bandera; 23rd July 2012 at 02:19 PM.

  3. #3
    No mercy for losers Addiction Solitaire Champion, Double Deuce Champion, Queen Jewels Champion, Ray Ray Shuffle Champion, Twins Champion, Blow Up: Arcade Champion, Bunch - Time Trial Champion, Znax Champion, Zoo Keeper Champion, Sobics School Champion, Swap a Smiley Champion, Makos Champion, Dino Drop Champion, Flower Frenzy Champion, Some Puzzle Champion, Funny Bubbles Champion, CubeZ Champion, Dinky Smash Champion, Fun Fun Animals Champion, Fruit Fabriek Champion, Raft Wars Champion, Rainbow Monkey RunDown Champion, Raft Wars Champion, Crime Puzzle Champion Blueneck's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    45,610
    Thanks
    22308

    From
    Ohio
    Awesome woman. At the time she also the youngest person to go into space and this:

    According to Roger Boisjoly, the engineer who warned of the technical problems that led to the Space Shuttle Challenger accident, Ms. Ride was the only public figure to show support for him when he went public with his pre-disaster warnings (after the entire workforce of Morton-Thiokol shunned him). Sally Ride hugged him publicly to show her support for his efforts.[10]
    struck me as gutsy and showed she had a lot of heart.

    “She was the only one,” he said in a whisper to a Newsday reporter in 1988. “The only one.”
    Roger Boisjoly, 73, Dies; Warned of Shuttle Danger | FAIR

    Her death is a loss for all women.

  4. #4
    Veteran Member HenryPorter's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    19,292
    Thanks
    9974

    From
    N48 51.489 E2 17.67119
    Awesome woman. Tough disease, very sad.

  5. #5
    Cat-tastic Babba's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    64,256
    Thanks
    44801

    From
    So. Md.
    I had no idea that she wrote 5 children's science books. An awesome woman indeed. RIP, Sally.

  6. #6
    formally known as mtm1963
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    29,984
    Thanks
    20

    From
    None
    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Wind View Post
    Sally Ride takes her final journey. RIP

    Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, dies at 61
    i just read the news.

    RIP Sally!!!

  7. #7
    Veteran Member Devil505's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    59,819
    Thanks
    17632

    From
    Mass and Florida
    Rip

  8. #8
    Nuisance Factor Yeti 8 Jungle Swing Champion, YetiSports 4 - Albatross Overload Champion, YetiSports7 - Snowboard FreeRide Champion, Alu`s Revenge Champion boontito's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    85,112
    Thanks
    60041

    From
    out of nowhere!
    RIP...too young!

  9. #9
    Veteran Member Chief's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    25,611
    Thanks
    6222

    From
    Earth
    Sad. Very glad to hear of the science books. I'm going to look it up to add to my sons library.

  10. #10
    formally known as mtm1963
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    29,984
    Thanks
    20

    From
    None
    my aunt edith died of pancreatic cancer in her mid 80's. horrible cancer!!!

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed