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  • Longhorn makes history as 50th woman in space

    By Tara Chandler
    Published: June 30, 2008

    Astronaut Karen Nyberg made history June 14 when the space shuttle Discovery landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after completing a 14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles in space. The University of Texas at Austin graduate is the ninth Longhorn and 50th woman to go into space. She is also the first to …

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