Women in space

Women in space


THE NAVAL ACADEMY HOSTED
ITS ANNUAL ASTRONAUT CONVOCATION TO DISCUSS
THE FUTURE OF THE SPACE PROGRAM WITH THE
BRIGADE OF MIDSHIPMEN. FIVE OF 53 ASTRONAUT
GRADUATES ATTENDED THE EVENT INCLUDING U.S. MARINE CORPS
MAJOR NICOLE MANN, FROM THE CLASS OF 1999. MANN IS THE MOST RECENT
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE TO BE
SELECTED BY THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE
ADMINISTRATION, OR NASA. THE NAVAL ACADEMY’S
REPRESENTATION IN THE PAST AND FUTURE OF SPACE FLIGHT
HIGHLIGHTS GRADUATES’ ACHIEVEMENTS AT THE
HIGHEST LEVELS. MANN JOINS A LEGACY OF
NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATES WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE
UNITED STATES SPACE PROGRAM, INCLUDING CLASS
OF 1981 GRADUATE RETIRED CAPTAIN WENDY LAWRENCE,
WHO WAS THE FIRST WOMAN FROM THE UNITED STATES
NAVAL ACADEMY TO FLY IN SPACE. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAJOR
MANN AND WOMEN IN SPACE VISIT THE NASA WEBSITE.

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