|NSBRI mourns the loss of Sally Ride: America’s first woman in space|
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) offers its condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Dr. Sally Ride.
"NSBRI is saddened by today's passing of Dr. Sally Ride. America has lost a pioneer in human spaceflight and a role model to all," said NSBRI President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey P. Sutton.
Dr. Ride provided inspiration to women and girls with her historic flight into space aboard Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. After a second spaceflight and retiring from NASA, she continued as an educator and through her company to be a leader in inspiring young people to be the best they can be in their future careers.
NSBRI was a supporter of the Sally Ride Science Festivals held at Rice University. Her legacy of determination and achievement will be long-remembered both inside and outside the world's human spaceflight communities.
For more information about Dr. Sally Ride, please visit www.nasa.gov/topics/people/features/ride.html.
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