Astronaut Sally K. Ride, STS-7 mission specialist, performs a number of functions simultaneously, proving the necessity for versatility and dexterity in space travel on June 21, 1983. Floating freely on the flight deck, Dr. Ride communicates with ground controllers in Houston, moves within feet of important reference data, hand calculators and other aids all at the same time. She is one of the five astronaut crewmembers for the Challenger's second orbital mission. Her head is in the station normally occupied by the pilot (in this case, Federick H. (Rick) Hauck) and her feet are anchored at the station for the crew commander (in this case, Robert L. Crippen). Dr. Ride passed away due to Pancreatic Cancer on Monday, July 23, 2012..Credit: NASA via CNP
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Astronaut Sally K. Ride, STS-7 mission specialist, performs a number of functions simultaneously, proving the necessity for versatility and dexterity in space travel on June 21, 1983. Floating freely on the flight deck, Dr. Ride communicates with ground controllers in Houston, moves within feet of important reference data, hand calculators and other aids all at the same time. She is one of the five astronaut crewmembers for the Challenger's second orbital mission. Her head is in the station normally occupied by the pilot (in this case, Federick H. (Rick) Hauck) and her feet are anchored at the station for the crew commander (in this case, Robert L. Crippen). Dr. Ride passed away due to Pancreatic Cancer on Monday, July 23, 2012..Credit: NASA via CNP

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Date: 23 Jul 2012
Location: Houston Texas United States of America
Credit: NASA via CNP
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