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Rebroadcast: Interview With Astronaut Sally Ride

The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, died Monday following complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Tonight at 9 p.m., we present a special rebroadcast of The Diane Rehm Show from July 2010, when Ride talked with guest host Steve Roberts about the importance of science education — especially for girls.


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