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Former shuttle astronaut to keynote Women in Aviation fundraiser

Charles D. Walker served on three space shuttle missions as an industrial payload specialist.
Charles D. Walker served on three space shuttle missions as an industrial payload specialist. Courtesy photo

Women in Aviation Air Capital City chapter will host a fundraiser in May featuring a former space shuttle astronaut.

Charles D. Walker, an industrial payload specialist who served on three shuttle missions, will be the keynote speaker at the event set for 5 to 8 p.m. on May 12 at Rolling Hills Country Club, 223 Westlink.

Tickets are $50 and reservations must be made by May 7. Reservations can be made online or by calling 316-305-6939.

The money raised will be used to send girls from low-income families to space camp at the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center in Hutchinson. It is in concert with Children First: CEO Kansas Inc.’s Future Women in A STEM (Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program.

Women in Aviation is an international nonprofit that provides networking, mentoring, education and scholarships for women in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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