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    Astronaut Sally Ride has died

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/23/us/sal...ead/index.html

    She was the first US woman in space, and at the time, the youngest US astronaut in space. RIP to a woman who has served as an amazing role model for all children interested in science, particularly young girls.
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    RIP, Dr. Ride.
    She was a true pioneer, in many ways.

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    I HATE CANCER
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    So very sad. I still remember her on the cover of Time.

    I didn't realize she was a Lesbian, that she met her partner when she was 12 and shared their professional lives too. All very cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyBut View Post
    So very sad. I still remember her on the cover of Time.

    I didn't realize she was a Lesbian, that she met her partner when she was 12 and shared their professional lives too. All very cool
    Sadly, I wonder if WBC will picket her funeral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VALuvsMKwan View Post
    Sadly, I wonder if WBC will picket her funeral.
    Let 'em try.

    RIP Sally.
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    RIP, Sally. Your life was very inspirational, if much too short.
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    Rest in peace.

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    RIP Sally Ride.

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    I am a bit in shock. Sally Ride always seemed like one of those invincible women.

    This is second pancreatic cancer death in the last few days. Angharad Rees, who played the part of Demelza in the series Poldark, also died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 63. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18940018

    rip to both wonderful ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    I HATE CANCER
    I agree. We lose too many wonderful people to this horrible thing.

    RIP Sally.
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    My condolences to her family. RIP, Sally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    I HATE CANCER
    I'm with you.
    I lost my father to pancreatic cancer in 1998.

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    That is so sad, she was young

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    RIP to a great American pioneer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    I'm with you.
    I lost my father to pancreatic cancer in 1998.
    Hugs for you. I lost both my little boy and my dad to cancer within one year, and many other friends along the way. Cancer STINKS big time.

    I didn't realize Sally Ride was that old. She sure didn't look it.
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    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of, wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.

    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
    And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God

    (John Gillespie Magee 1922-1941)
    I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus View Post
    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of, wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.

    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
    And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God

    (John Gillespie Magee 1922-1941)
    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Gone way too soon...

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    That wonderful iconic poem is called High Flight and after the Columbia disaster, one of the Cross Stitch chart companies out there used it for a tribute/memorial design. I think this is right, as it's been awhile since I've seen a picture of it, but in the upper right corner is a Shuttle coming home on approach and underneath Columbia and the date. In the lower left corner is a Shuttle launching and Challenger and the date. It really did look gorgeous and a really classy tribute to both crews that were lost so tragically.

    This is the perfect place and time for a posting of what is one of my all time favourite poems. it's just beyond sad the reason for it though.

    I was so stunned when I heard the news on the 6pm newscast earlier tonight. I remember when Dr. Ride's Mission happened and following it in school due to just how historic it was. She truly was an inspiration to so many and did so much in her short life. Not only will her legacy be breaking that barrier for Female Astronauts, but also for all she did to try and get young girls interested in Science.

    Godspeed Dr. Ride and rest in peace.

    And nubka, I've also lost too many family members and friends due to this horrible scourge of a disease. I am so sorry about your Dad and little boy. ((((HUGS))))

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