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Tribute to Sally Ride: 135 Shuttle Launches at Once

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R.I.P., Sally Ride, from all of us here at Plugged In. NPR has more on her life and death.

Do y’all have any memories of Sally Ride? If so, please share below.

Video by McLean Fahnestock.

David Wogan About the Author: An engineer and policy researcher who writes about energy, technology, and policy - and everything in between. Based in Austin, Texas. Comments? david.m.wogan@gmail.com Follow on Twitter @davidwogan.

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  1. 1. Melissa Lott 7:38 pm 07/23/2012

    An inspirational woman.

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  2. 2. davidwogan 12:32 am 07/24/2012

    Definitely. Sally Ride was a household name growing up. I have fond memories thinking about what it was like to go up into space. She also speaks to another time, one of a commitment to space exploration and science. That already seems so long ago…

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