Sally Ride, the first woman to go to space, has died today at the age of 61. According to her company website, Ride passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

We have lost another legend way too soon.

Ride was chosen as a mission specialist for mission STS-7 aboard the shuttle Challenger, which launched into space on June 18, 1983. She made a second flight aboard Challenger in 1984 and served on the Rogers commission that investigated that vehicle’s loss. ]