10 Things to Know: Sally Ride

The first American woman (and possibly the first LGBT person) in space will receive a posthumous honor from the president this week.

BY Michelle Garcia

November 19 2013 7:00 AM ET

5. The crash site of two satellites that were orbiting the moon was named after Ride last December. The two gravity-mapping Grail probes, known as Ebb and Flow, slammed into a crater near the moon's north pole. It sounds like a weird way to memorialize someone, but Ride made vast contributions to the Grail mission, including Grail's MoonKAM project, which allowed schoolchildren around the world to select sites for the satellites to photograph.

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