Toward A New Frontier

A glorious start for the first U.S. spacewoman

Ride, Sally Ride Ride that big bird in the sky Ride, Sally Ride It's your turn to fly among the stars

—From a rock single by Casse Culver

Up and down the beachfront motel strip adjoining Florida's Kennedy Space Center last week, space buffs gathered in force. SORRY, NO VACANCY signs hung as far as 50 miles away. Some 1,600 correspondents packed the press grandstand. On the beaches around Cape Canaveral, half a million people watched. Not since the first flight of Columbia two years...

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