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The Passing of Dr. Sally Ride

Jul 24, 2012 | Blog

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Sally Ride. Dr. Ride was not only the first American woman in space, but she was the youngest person to reach space at age 32. She inspired a generation of young women by breaking barriers that proved they too could be astronauts and scientists. After reaching space, she continued working to encourage young girls to pursue science and math degrees, planting the seeds of greatness for many young women.

My wife Jeanette and I send our thoughts and prayers to Dr. Ride’s family and friends. We hope they find comfort and peace in God’s love at this difficult time.