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USPS Releases New Stamp Honoring Sally Ride

She was America's first woman in space.

May 24, 2018 - 4:52 pm

America's first woman in space, Sally Ride, has been honored on a U.S. postage stamp released today.

She was the youngest American astronaut in space, just 32 years old when she joined the crew of the space shuttle Challenger.

She founded Sally Ride Science, a company to build scientific outreach programs for upper elementary and middle-school students, with a focus on girls.

She passed away from pancreatic cancer in July 2012.

Did you know that Sally Ride was the first-known LGBT astronaut?