Sally Ride’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

July 23, 2012

Age of Death

61 years

Cause of Death

Pancreatic Cancer



The astronaut Sally Ride died at the age of 61 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American astronaut and physicist who joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman to enter low-Earth orbit. She flew two missions aboard the Challenger shuttle: STS-7 and STS-41-G.

She married Steven Hawley in 1982 and divorced him in 1987. After her death, it was revealed that she had a 27-year relationship with Tam O’Shaughnessy, a female tennis player and professor.



“I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model!” (Sally Ride)


“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” (Sally Ride)


“I’ve spent my whole life not talking to people, and I don’t see why I should start now.” (Sally Ride)


“For whatever reason, I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.” (Sally Ride)


“Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue.” (Sally Ride)