1st woman in space Sally Ride dies of Cancer

Sally Ride, 61, the 1st woman in space has died of pancreatic cancer. Ms Ride was battling this cancer for over 18 months. She passed away in California where she lived.

Ride joined NASA in 1978, and in 1983 became the first American woman to enter space. At the time, she was also the youngest American to enter space at age 32.