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Sally Ride Remembered as an Inspiration to Others

27 Jul 2012, 03:43 UTC
Sally Ride Remembered as an Inspiration to Others
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Sally Ride is best known as the first American woman in space. Following her death on July 23, 2012, at the age of 61, she also is being remembered as a soft-spoken physicist who wanted to inspire young people to consider careers in technical fields.

"As the first American woman to travel into space, Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model," President Barack Obama said in a statement released by the White House. "She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and l [...]

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