Sally Ride: First American lesbian in space

Astronaut Sally Ride revealed as lesbian after deathBY Huffington Post Gay Voices

Sally Ride’s death after a seventeen-month battle with pancreatic cancer has brought to light a less-reported fact about the first American woman in space: her long-time relationship with female partner Tam O’Shaughnessy.

An official statement from Sally Ride Science named O’Shaughnessy as the 61-year-old Ride’s partner of 27 years. She is also identified in a short bio on Sally Ride Science’s official website simply as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Content.

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