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Nicole Mann becomes first Native American woman in space on Crew-5 mission

By Maya Yang

05 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The news can get pretty heavy, so we thought you may enjoy this inspirational story to finish off your day. Discover how Nicole Mann has become the first Native American woman in space.

Nicole Mann has become the first Native American woman in space as she lifted off in command of a flight to the International Space Station on Wednesday that also included the first Russian to join a US space flight since the invasion of Ukraine.

Mann’s journey on the launch vehicle, which consists of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with a Crew Dragon capsule named Endurance, took off on schedule at noon from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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