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Stephanie Wilson '88 boldy goes into space

NASA astronaut, Harvard Overseer launches into orbit for the 3rd time

Stephanie D. Wilson ’88, a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, launched into space for the third time yesterday on the space shuttle Discovery.

Wilson, an astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and a missions specialist on this flight, will be working with other crew members at the International Space Station, according to a NASA press release. The mission will last for 13 days.

Wilson joined NASA in 1996 and flew her first mission a decade later. She is the second African-American woman to ever fly in space.

Read the full article in The Harvard Crimson