First U.S. woman in space dies at 61
Ride rode into space on the shuttle Challenger in 1983 when she was 32.
- June 18, 1983: Sally Ride, the First American Woman Into Space (wired.com)
- June 18 1983 First American woman in space (craighill.net)
- Women in Space: A Gallery of Firsts (space.com)
- Jun 16 1963 First woman in space (craighill.net)
- Today the First Female Astronaut From China Is in Space [Final Frontier] (jezebel.com)