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Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died at age 61 from Pancreatic cancer.

From The New York Times:

SALLY RIDE | 1951-2012: American Woman Who Shattered Space Ceiling

Dr. Ride was the first American woman in space, flying on two missions on the shuttle Challenger.

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