First Native American woman to travel to space

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2022
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Next month Nasa will send a new crew into space. And for the first time there will be a Native American woman aboard.

Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann, of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, will be mission commander - responsible for all phases of flight.

She will go to the International Space Station on 29 September, Nasa says.

"It's very exciting," she told newspaper Indian Country Today.

"I think it's important that we communicate this to our community, so that other Native kids... realise that some of those...

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