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dss65
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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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Ride's 2002 (I believe) appearance at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ was the subject of what I believe to be one of the first, if not the first, articles that I did that was space-related (which appeared in both British Interplanetary Society's Spaceflight as well as the local paper for New Providence, NJ.)

Just like Ride helped - through her flights as well as through her science seminars - girls to pursue science, in a way she helped me become a journalist.

The STS-7 launch was one I remember watching on TV. To this day I can still remember the words being broadcast from KSC: "We have liftoff, liftoff of STS-7 and America's first woman in space."

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It hasn't been that long since we lost another great American, Janice Voss. I was so sorry to hear of Dr Ride's passing. She was an inspiration for so many people.

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She got a ticket to ride, twice, and now bid her farewell...

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Such sad news, I recall the interest around the announcement of her selection as one of America's first six female astronauts, the build up to STS-7 and the coverage of the flight itself here in the UK.

Sally was indeed a pioneer for women in space in America but also around the globe — a role model for girls to take an interest in science, engineering and technology. Her work behind the scenes on several studies and official reports into the future of American space exploration should also be remembered.

Sally's balance of supporting space, science and study, as well as being both a public figure and a private person was always commendable. She was also one of the inspirations for my book 'Women in Space' written with Ian Moule and published by Springer-Verlag some years ago.

Sally's name and inspiration lives on with many of those who were touched by her enthusiasm for space, science, education and achievement.

A new star burns bright in the heavens - 'Ride... Sally... Ride...'

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Farewell to one of the iconic names of the 1980s.

RIP Sally Ride.

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As someone who lost his wife to this same dread disease, may I recommend the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or specific research being done at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas as a place to make a donation in Sally Ride's name? There is less than a 15% survival rate once diagnosed and research money is short. Every dollar will count.

You can find information about all three online - especially the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network who runs fund raisers throughout the country throughout the year.

No disease should have less than a 15% survival rate. Pancreatic cancer shows no ill effects until its way too late to be treated. It's one of the nastier ones.

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I clearly recall, just like it was yesterday, the enormous media interest generated by Ride's inclusion on STS-7.

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Far too young.

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Very sad news indeed! I've got many good memories while covering Dr. Ride's two shuttle flights from here (Kennedy Space Center) in 1983-84 along with seeing/meeting her during various training activities and local functions.

At 61, so young, but what an incredible life she had lived! Dr. Ride inspired a whole new generation of young people throughout the 80s by her dedication and accomplishments, especially for young women.

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Originally posted by divemaster:
...may I recommend the Pancreatic Cancer Action Nework or specific research being done at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas as a place to make a donation in Sally Ride's name.
I concur wholeheartedly. That would be a very nice touch if something like that was done. Keep us posted if you see any thing similar to that in the next few days to honor her legacy. I would be more than willing to contribute to that.

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