Sally Ride, Presidential Medal of Freedom: CNN Butchers History! She Was NOT 1st Woman In Space. Not EVEN Close.
.by Anura Guruge
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I could NOT believe my years.
As is my wont, I was listening to the TV while doing my ablutions — in this case putting in my contacts. I was sure I had misheard it.
So, I went up to the TV and since it is connected to a DVR rewound it.
Listened to it. Thought I again misheard. Replayed it.
I was shocked.
Valentina Tereshkova beat her by a FULL 20 years!
Well I do know my early space history — because as a barefoot, scrawny kid in shorts, growing up in Ceylon I was totally captivated by the space race. Though I was 9 and she was 26, I had a crush on her!
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