Former Astronaut Sally Ride Dies at 61

Former Astronaut Sally Ride Dies at 61

July 23, 2012 Updated Jul 23, 2012 at 3:43 PM CST

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space died on Monday, according to a post on her organization's website. She was 61.

Ride had battled pancreatic cancer for the past 17 months, according to the entry on the website.

Read Ride's biography HERE.

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