The Secret Life Of Sally Ride, The First American Woman In Space

When Sally Ride died in 2012, her obituary noted a new fact that was widely picked up: that she was survived by her partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy. The first American woman in space suddenly became a more complicated figure. Now Lynn Sherr, a journalist and friend of Ride, has created a brilliant and eye-opening biography. » 5/26/15 9:58am 5/26/15 9:58am

RIP Sally Ride, the First American Woman In Space

Pioneering American astronaut Sally Ride died today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. In 1983, she became the first American woman to travel to space. But that's not all. At 32 she was the youngest American to have travelled to space at all at that time. What an incredible life. Our condolences go out… » 7/23/12 5:13pm 7/23/12 5:13pm