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Dr. Sally Ride on Dumb Questions

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These days, just about every space mission has women on it. It’s just not a big deal. But in 1983, it was very much a big deal - that’s the year Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. 

Sally Ride says she wishes there had been another woman on her mission and that they could have been "the first" together. What do you imagine the benefits would be of sharing the responsibility of breaking new ground?

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