Google honors Sally Ride
May 26th is the birthday of Sally Ride, who was an American physicist and astronaut. She was the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to travel space. She also served on the committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, being the only person to participate on both.
Ride was also the first known LGBT astronaut.
Sally Ride passed away July 23, 2012, at the age of 61.