We just lost an American Hero

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  1. doughhead63

    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    [h=1]Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Is Dead[/h]
    In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She blasted off aboard Challenger, culminating a long journey that started in 1977 when the Ph.D candidate answered an ad seeking astronauts for NASA missions.
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    In this June 1983 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Sally Ride, a specialist on shuttle mission STS-7, monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the shuttle Columbia flight deck.


    Ride died today in La Jolla, Calif. after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said on its website.
    According to her official biography, by the time Ride decided to apply to become an astronaut, she had already received degrees in physics and English and was on her way to a Ph.D in physics from Standford University.
    She was 61.
    According to her NASA biography, Ride went back into space in October fo 1984. She assigned to another mission, but that was scrapped after the shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986.
    Ride served on the Presidential Commission investigating the accident. After a stint as a professor of physics at the University of California San Diego, Ride founded Sally Ride Science. As NASA puts it, the company allowed her to "pursue her long-time passion of motivating girls and young women to pursue careers in science, math and technology."
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  2. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Lol Ninjad
     
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    Shine 2012 rookie of the year VIP

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    where is the last place you saw her?
     
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    My Balls Itch 2 New Member Banned User

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    Ride Sally Ride
     
  5. doughhead63

    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    On the news, years ago...
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    It's hard to type when your scraggly hippie beard is dragging across the keyboard. :coffee:
     
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    look there first
     
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    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    My beard is not that long...
     
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    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    You motha fucka








































































    :hw: :jj:
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    Do you ever step on it when you're going for the clutch in your VW bus?
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    lol, she was on the Shuttle that blew up. :smile:
     
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    Pancreas. Tough cancer to beat. RIP first American woman in space.
     
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    Hero? She didn't risk her life to save someone's life. She risked her life for the adrenaline rush just like every other test pilot. Some people throw that hero term around too freely. :facepalm:
     
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    Sad, that's all my class in elementary school talked about. Pancreatic cancer is the worst.

    :rip:
     
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    should you be posting this late on a school nite?
     
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    First lesbian in space.


    Pancreatic cancer has a 95% mortality rate, with almost all of them dead within 12 months of diagnosis. That's the biggest problem; by the time the cancer's been diagnosed, it's already metastasized to other organs. If caught early, there is a motherfucker of a surgery that can be attempted called the Whipple Procedure: parts of the pancreas, stomach, intestines and liver are removed and reattached with over 600 internal sutures. All that, and you still usually die.
     
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    RIP Dr. Ride.
     
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    i know a dude with no lymph nodes, he is still alive

    doctor asked him if he wanted lymph nodes transplanted and he was like "fuck no"

    later sued the doc for asking stupid questions and he won a cool 15 million