America’s first woman in space, Sally Ride, passed away Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her loving partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaugnessy.

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I very much remember the amazing news when a woman was part of the “space adventure”. I can remember Sally Ride. My respect, my pride, and love for this woman who I did not know made me realize that my grandchildren will be able to achieve so much more. Thank you to this amazing American. My heart goes out to her partner of many, many years. My love and respect to both of these pioneers.
-Bob Mitchell

I’m very saddened about Sally’s death. She was a fantastic woman and a great contribution to society. It’s too bad that people from the right are so bigoted towards gays and lesbians. May they read and educate themselves what gays and lesbians have contributed to our society. Rest in Peace, Sally!
-Wayne F. Frese

Her sexuality makes no diffrence in my book. Call them partnership, call them lovers, call them whatever – they were together 27 years and thats better then some marrages I know. Mine included! Both times!
-Richard Greenlaw

They should have be able to get married. An American hero who risked everything certainly deserved better from her country.
-Valerie Mach

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