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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The highest percentage of female astronauts in NASA's history was introduced on Monday. The announcement was just a day ahead of the 30th anniversary of Sally Ride's trip as the first woman in space.
President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to more than a dozen prominent Americans, including former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and the late astronaut Sally Ride. (Nov. 20)
At the White House a ceremony honored the new Medal of Freedom medalists, which included Bill Clinton, astronaut Sally Ride, Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey. NBC s Andrea Mitchell reports.
Sally Ride, an astrophysicist, is chosen as the first American woman astronaut.
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