President Obama Awards Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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In this handout provided by NASA, U.S. President Barack Obama... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Barack Obama,East Room,Horizontal,International Landmark,NASA,Politics,Presidential Medal of Freedom,Sally Ride,Tam O'Shaughnessy,US President,USA,Waist Up,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 NASAWASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: In this handout provided by NASA, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tam O'Shaughnessy, Sally Ride's life partner on behalf of Dr. Ride in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Sally Ride, who was awarded the Medal of Freedom posthumously, was the first American female astronaut to travel to space. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (Photo by Carla Cioffi/NASA via Getty Images)