"Sally Ride was an American heroine, looked up to by a generation of science lovers ever since she made history by blasting into space on NASA’s shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. On that day she became the first American woman in space.
But her longtime partner, Dr. Tam E. O’Shaughnessy, is a very accomplished woman in her own right."
In the words of an awesome lady on Facebook. “The tragedy in Sally Ride’s death is not only that a smart, talented, brave woman was taken from us too early, but also that her partner of 27 years will not receive the federal benefits that all other spouses of astronauts receive.”