Alabama is lucky to have its share of astronauts who were born in Alabama or while working with NASA, lived here for a time, specifically in Huntsville. There is a chance you could run into an astronaut in Alabama. It’s a slim chance but still a possibility. 

If you grew up in the ’70s and made the annual pilgrimage to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, you have a really good chance to meet Mrs. Baker. She made her trip into space before the Mercury astronauts and lived out her life at the center. You will hear her story on this episode of Alabama Short Stories.



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