** FILE ** In this July 28, 2009 photo, former astronaut Dr. Sally Ride, with Jeffrey Greason in the background, comments during a meeting of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee. Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday, July 23, 2012 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer, File)

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** FILE ** In this July 28, 2009 photo, former astronaut Dr. Sally Ride, with Jeffrey Greason in the background, comments during a meeting of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee. Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday, July 23, 2012 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer, File)