Sally Ride, First U.S. Woman in Space, Dies

Sally Ride, the first U.S. women to enter space, died in Calif. at the age of 61 after a 17-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sally Ride Dead; First American Woman in Space Was 61

By NED POTTER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gSL4FHzq3Y Sally Ride Recalls ‘Spectacular View’ of Earth From Orbit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8vtDvbOMiY

The first American woman astronaut remembers […]

GenCorp Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne from United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corp. said Monday it is selling Canoga Park-based Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, which helped propel the nation’s exploration in space, to Sacramento-based GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. (Dean Musgrove/Staff Photographer)

Canoga Park-based Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne sold to GenCorp for $550M

By Gregory J. Wilcox, Staff Writer

ited Technologies Corp. said Monday […]