Very sad news for all of us here in Houston.
She died of the same disease that took my Mom, but Dr. Ride was 20 years younger.
As it turns out, she was not only the first American woman in space, but she was also the first lesbian to achieve orbit.
First Female U.S. Astronaut, Sally Ride, Comes Out In Obituary
A hero in more ways than one. May she rest in peace.
BTW, here is her web site: