Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after battling pancreatic cancer, her company said on its website. She was 61.
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Three decades ago, astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She died in 2012 at the age of 61. NBC s Brian Williams reports.
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off from Kennedy Space Center aboard the space shuttle Challenger for a 147-hour mission. NBC s Robert Bazell Reports from Cape Canaveral, Fl.
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