Category Archives: Space Program

In Memoriam: Sally Ride

I just learned that on Monday, 23 July 2012, Sally Ride, America’s first woman astronaut, died of pancreatic cancer. She was an example of achievement for all of us. Presently, America is not living up to the mark she set. We’re hitchhiking on Russian ships and yammering about costs, rather than getting up and going.

Sally Ride, you inspired a nation, and it’s time that we lived up to what you showed us again.