Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, dies at 61

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FILE - In this July 28, 2009 file photo, former astronaut Dr. Sally Ride, with Jeffrey Greason in the background, comments during a public meeting of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, in League City, Texas. Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday, July 23, 2012 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer, File) MANDATORY CREDIT AP PHOTO/HOUSTON CHRONICLE, BRETT COOMER.