Sally K. Ride
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died at age 61 on July 23rd after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
NASA astronaut Sally K. Ride, the Space Shuttle Challenger crew member, pose in January 1983 in Johnson Space Center, Houston. Sally Ride and other four NASA Astronauts will be aboard the Shuttle Challenger for NASA STS-7 mission, scheduled of June 1983. (Credit:AFP/Getty Images)