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BREAKING NEWS: Sally Ride, first American woman to fly in space, dies from pancreatic cancer
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Posted on 07/23/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by Perdogg

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1 posted on 07/23/2012 4:08:30 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I actually got to meet her once. She was my hero and my role model when I was young.

So sad!


2 posted on 07/23/2012 4:10:17 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Perdogg

RIP


3 posted on 07/23/2012 4:11:50 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Perdogg

How utterly sad. Another bright light has moved on.

Long live the pioneers.

I have a NASA Mission patch from one of the flights she was on...STS-7, I believe.


4 posted on 07/23/2012 4:12:07 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Perdogg

So who’s fault? The Tea Party or Bush’s?


5 posted on 07/23/2012 4:12:45 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Perdogg

*sigh*

Those astronauts in the 80s were really big heroes of mine, especially Sally Ride.

Had no idea she had cancer.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 4:12:55 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Perdogg

https://www.sallyridescience.com/sallyride/bio


7 posted on 07/23/2012 4:13:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Perdogg
She was a true American pioneer.

RIP

8 posted on 07/23/2012 4:14:06 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Perdogg

RIP

9 posted on 07/23/2012 4:14:43 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Perdogg

Aww. Hope she is space from a totally different angle now.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:07 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Perdogg

Aww. Hope she is seeing space from a totally different angle now.


11 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:24 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Perdogg

True Shero!


12 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:36 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: Perdogg

Sad news. May her family be comforted.


13 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:40 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Perdogg

Godspeed.


14 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:54 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: SunkenCiv; KevinDavis

ping


15 posted on 07/23/2012 4:17:31 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Marie

Godspeed, Sally. God bless you and your loved ones.

From a Texan who spent many days up and down NASA Road 1.


16 posted on 07/23/2012 4:19:29 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Perdogg

RIP brave lady.


17 posted on 07/23/2012 4:21:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Perdogg

She’s on a rocket to the fourth dimension. Ride Sally, RIDE!


18 posted on 07/23/2012 4:24:22 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: Perdogg

Sad. She graduated from CMU, where my father, sister and I went. My first nice car, my “ride,” I named “Sally” after her. Such an awesome woman.


19 posted on 07/23/2012 4:24:36 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Perdogg
Great achievements and it appears among her many firsts, she was the first gay astronaut.

In addition to Tam O’Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years,...

TAM O'SHAUGHNESSY Dr. Tam O'Shaughnessy is the COO and Executive Vice President of Sally Ride Science and a Professor Emerita of School Psychology at San Diego State University.">


20 posted on 07/23/2012 4:27:56 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Trueblackman
Shero...I like it.

RIP and thanks for your bravery and spirit, Ms Ride.

21 posted on 07/23/2012 4:28:05 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: Perdogg

The heroes of my era are going beyond the veil, one by one.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 4:28:55 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Doogle
What an amazing spirit she had.

She showed everyone you can have great hair in space.

Godspeed Sally.

23 posted on 07/23/2012 4:31:16 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: kabar
she was the first gay astronaut.

She was gay? Wow. I can never remember it being mentioned when she was active in the space program, or after she retired.

Not that it mattered or should have mattered...

24 posted on 07/23/2012 4:34:00 PM PDT by ssaftler (11/6/2012: Time to repeal our One Bad-Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: Perdogg

I remember her going into space. Had no idea she had cancer. RIP


25 posted on 07/23/2012 4:34:20 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Had no idea she had cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is usually fatal in a short period of time. By the time it's discovered, it's spread throughout the body.

26 posted on 07/23/2012 4:37:29 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: kabar
First GAY in space? Why was it important for you to bring her sex life into a thread meant to pay respect. You really make me sick you sorry SOB. Begone with you.
27 posted on 07/23/2012 4:40:21 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: Perdogg

17 months is one heck of a fight when it comes to pancreatic cancer. She was a brave soul, and obviously a real fighter. I hope she rests in peace.


28 posted on 07/23/2012 4:41:04 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Perdogg

She inspired our 3rd daughter to apply for astronaut training. Alas, there were 30,000+ applications for a hundred or so openings and our daughter does not have her PhD.

Never-the-less she helped build a laboratory module that is now on the Space Station. And she is currently a systems engineer on the Orion Capsule!

Thank you, Sally Ride!


29 posted on 07/23/2012 4:43:47 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Perdogg
Oh, no. Sally Ride. She was such a hero to me.

Rest in peace, brave lady

30 posted on 07/23/2012 4:44:30 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Musketeer
Why should it be a negative if in fact she was gay? It matters not the least to me. I just found it interesting when they listed her suvivors they mentioned her partner of 27 years along with her family members.

They may have just been business partners or more than that. You are the one with a problem.

31 posted on 07/23/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Cementjungle
Yeesh, I have been hearing of many bouts of PC recently.

That said, my daughter got to meet her at ASU at a special spend the day with her kind of thing. I think she was about 9.

32 posted on 07/23/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Perdogg

Wow, that sucks. God bless her.


33 posted on 07/23/2012 4:46:09 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kabar

She never made it an issue, never tried to advance the agenda, so it won’t make any difference to me whom she lived with.


34 posted on 07/23/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Perdogg

I always think of her when I hear the line from the song “Mustang Sally,”
all you want to do is ride around Sally,
ride Sally Ride!

Oh, well, yet another person to be proud of
when we *had* a space program.


35 posted on 07/23/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT by QuestingElf
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To: riri
That said, my daughter got to meet her at ASU at a special spend the day with her kind of thing. I think she was about 9

A big part of astronauts' lives are serving as "ambassadors" or mentors for the younger generations. Just meeting someone like that can change a kid's trajectory.

I was lucky enough to have had a 5 minute conversation with Alan Shepard a few months after his moonwalk... it was like getting injected with some sort of drug designed to make me more interested in science.

36 posted on 07/23/2012 4:52:56 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: dfwgator

Sally Ride endorses Obama

October 29, 2008


37 posted on 07/23/2012 4:53:15 PM PDT by Selene
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To: riri
Yeesh, I have been hearing of many bouts of PC recently.

There has been speculation diet pop with asparatame is an issue. Researchers are finding people who drank a lot of diet soda's are coming down with PC at higher levels.

38 posted on 07/23/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: QuestingElf

I was in a band in the late 80’s to mid 90’s that used to play that ( a bar band staple ) . Whenever we played in the Clear Lake area (NASA hdq., the audience would sing just a bit louder. Good stuff.


39 posted on 07/23/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: pops88
Sad. She graduated from CMU, where my father, sister and I went. My first nice car, my “ride,” I named “Sally” after her. Such an awesome woman.

Interesting "Burgh" connection there. BTW, Professor Randy Pausch from CMU passed away from the same disease too a few years ago.
40 posted on 07/23/2012 5:02:20 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: kabar

Surprising to me...when you hold someone up on a pedestal then rear this it kinda takes some of the shine off...


41 posted on 07/23/2012 5:09:51 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: kabar

Hear, not rear...


42 posted on 07/23/2012 5:10:51 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

It doesn’t detract in any way from her achievements, even if true. She is fully deserving of being admired and on a pedestal. She was a pioneer and very brave. A role model.


43 posted on 07/23/2012 5:13:53 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Marie

Very sad. Yes, a truly admirable woman and a great role model for us all. Prayers, to her family, for comfort and peace.


44 posted on 07/23/2012 5:16:28 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Musketeer

It’s funny how people on these thread wish that gays would shut up about their lives, but none of us ever remember Sally mentioning it about herself and now some idiot decides to bring it up.


45 posted on 07/23/2012 5:19:27 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Perdogg

Rest in Peace!


46 posted on 07/23/2012 5:22:03 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Cementjungle
I know what you mean. I didn't see it live but I was in such awe of the Apollo program as a kid. Even as a Soviet kid. It was a huge part of what got me into science and engineering.

In fact, I am still in awe and think about it every time I see the moon.

Kids today will probably not even learn about it. Too much “American exceptional-ism”, “non-sustainable pollution” or some other claptrap. But hey, at least they'll still have jobs in NASA’s Muslim outreach program...

47 posted on 07/23/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Perdogg

The only good thing that Obama has done is stop funding taxpayer money to NASA.....Definitely not in the constitution!!!!

However, RIP to this lady.


48 posted on 07/23/2012 5:43:12 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: trailhkr1

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49 posted on 07/23/2012 5:46:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Perdogg

Dying at 61 is much too damned young to die for a hero to so many.

R.I.P.


50 posted on 07/23/2012 5:48:35 PM PDT by Postman (It's time again: US out of the UN. UN out of the US. Zero to follow.)
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