Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sally Ride, R.I.P.

She was a physicist, one of the six women first selected by NASA in 1978 for astronaut training and the first American female astronaut (and the third woman) to fly in space. She flew on Challenger, missions STS-7 (1983) and STS-41-G (1984). Ride served on the presidential commission that investigated the 1985 Challenger disaster and on the investigation board following the Columbia breakup.

To say that she was an inspiring figure for a hell of a lot of girls would be an understatement.

Dr. Ride died today of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

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