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 8:00 AM ET

8. When she wasn't floating in space during her time at NASA, she was pegged to the ground handling communications with shuttle crews from mission control for the STS-2 and STS-3 missions.

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