Astronaut Anna Fisher speaks at Vail Women’s Foundation event

Astronaut Anna Fisher speaks at Vail Women’s Foundation event
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By Melanie Wong

VAIL — Like many youngsters who saw Alan Shepard become the first American to travel into space, Anna Fisher had dreamed of becoming an astronaut since the age of 12.However, as she got older, the dream seemed to become less realistic. “All the astronauts were pilots, and it never occurred to me to join the military at that time,” said Fisher, who did go on to become an astronaut — the first mother in space, in fact.However, she was undeterred and went on to become a chemist and a medical doctor, thinking she could be a doctor or a scientist …

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