Today Sally Ride became the first US female in Space.
On June 18th 1983 Space Shuttle Mission STS-7 lifted itself into space with on board the first American female astronaut. The flight that lasted a bit over 6 days made Ride the third woman to enter the big unknown. Up to this date Sally is still the youngest NASA astronaut to travel in space.
Sally Ride passed away in 2012, her obituary revealed she had a female partner, making her the first (known) LGB astronaut in space. Ride had always opted to keep her personal life private.
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