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Sally Ride’s Departure from NASA
June 4, 1987 at 12:00 AM EDT
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In 1987, Sally Ride retired from NASA to take a job a Stanford, leaving America's space program "without a real hero" and "struggling to stay in orbit." She was leaving, the report continued, because she was unable to convey her views to her agency's leadership.
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