The Story of Kansas

March 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Kansan among first to go to space

She was every bit a pioneer as the male astronauts who made the headlines. She soared just as high — nearly 300 miles above the Earth traveling at speeds of 10,000 mph — at least two years before the men.

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