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NASA & White House Pay Tribute to Sally Ride

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:23 AM

NASA and The White House Pay Tribute to Sally Ride


www.nasa.gov said:

WASHINGTON -- NASA and President Obama are honoring the life and legacy of Sally Ride on the day a national tribute was held for the first American woman in space.

The president announced Monday afternoon Ride will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House later this year. The Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.  

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