LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A stretch of the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley will be renamed in honor of Encino native Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.
A portion of the freeway in Encino will be designated as the Dr. Sally Ride Memorial Highway after a resolution was passed Tuesday by the state legislature.READ MORE: Tens Of Thousands Help In Massive Beach Cleanup Effort Saturday
“As the first American woman in space, Dr. Sally Ride made history when she shattered the highest glass ceiling,” said Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, D-Encino, who authored the resolution. “A proud Valley native, her legacy continues to inspire young people to reach for the stars, and I am immensely proud to help rename a portion of Highway 101 in Encino in her memory.”READ MORE: Man Shot to Death In Los Angeles
Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to have traveled to space, having done so at the age of 32.
She died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 61.MORE NEWS: LA County Reports First Death From West Nile Virus This Season
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