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26/05/1951 American physicist and astronaut Sally Ride is born

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Sally Ride - The First American Woman In Space | Mini Bio | BIO

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Sally Ride: AMERICA'S FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE -- JUNE 18, 1983

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An Interview with Sally Ride

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Sally Ride Remembers Her Shuttle Flight | Video

She was the third woman in space (after Valentina Tereshkova and Svetlana Savitskaya). She flew to space twice: in 1983 and 1984. Both times it was aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Overall Ride spent in space 14 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes and 32 seconds. She was the only person who participated on investigations of both Space Shuttle disasters.