Sally Ride

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: NASA astronaut who became the first American woman in space that blazed trails into orbit as she rode into space on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 when she was 32 years old, in which more than 42 other American women flew in space after her flight.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: May 26, 1951

 

Died: July 23, 2012

 

Location: La Jolla, California