"Ms. Ride was not a public advocate for gay rights. Still, I can imagine what she might have had to say about the situation. In 1983, she was the subject of endless questioning about being the first American woman in space, a lot of which focused on things like whether she would wear a bra or makeup in space. At a NASA news conference at the time, she said: ďItís too bad this is such a big deal. It is too bad our society isnít further along.Ē
Wasn't she married to Steven Hawley at this time?
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