In case you don't know she was the first woman Astronaut and she died on Monday of cancer. Do you remember when she went into space. What do you think about the American space program now. Do you remember Sally Ride?
I thought pretty much most Americans (and probably a lot of people from some other countries as well) knew who she was. I would have thought her name is pretty much a household name. (Maybe I over-estimate how much some people pay attention to things....). And, yes - I do recall her first flight.