She was the first American woman in space.
Come to find out, she was also the first American lesbian in space!
Sally Ride died of pancreatic cancer Monday. With 61 years of inspiring life under her belt, the brave astronaut's obituary revealed her sexuality.
The announcement, made by Sally Ride Science, declared that Sally was survived by "Tam O'Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years."
Yesterday, Mitt Romney (who stands against gay marriage), tweeted: