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Navy Commissions Research Ship Named for Sally Ride

The R/V Sally Ride, which bears the name of the late lesbian astronaut, will help save the environment through research-gathering voyages.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Asks Biographer, Did Space Travel Make Sally Ride Gay?

The satirical faux pundit put the question to Ride biographer Lynn Sherr.

PHOTOS: Ride, Rustin Awarded Medal of Freedom

The gay pioneers were among 16 honorees awarded the highest civilian honor at the White House Wednesday.

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.