Space: Sally's Joy Ride into the Sky

The first American woman to fly in space shows she has got the Right Stuff

A career in flying was like climbing one of those ancient Babylonian pyramids made up of a dizzy progression of steps and ledges ... The idea was to prove at every foot of the way that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had the right stuff and could move higher and higher and even—ultimately, God willing, one day—that you might be able to join that special few at the very top, the very Brotherhood of...

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