PHOTO: Sally rides again! Navy christens ship for the late astronaut

The U.S. Navy named a ship for the late astronaut Sally Ride. In a ceremony at the Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., Ride's partner Dr. Tam O'Shaughnessy broke a bottle across the bow of the ship.

Joining O'Shaughnessy on the platform are Mr. Dick Nelson, president, Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., Matron of Honor, the reverend Dr. Bear Ride, Matron of Honor, Kathleen Ritzman, assistant director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, Kathryn Sullivan, undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research.

Ride died of pancreatic cancer in 2012.