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How Tennessee Doctor Rhea Seddon Became One of the First Women in Space

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    Dr. Rhea Seddon joins us to talk about what it was like to be one of NASA's first female astronauts. A Murfreesboro, Tennessee native, she was a medical resident who applied to NASA on a whim after hearing the organization was searching for women to join the space program. She was accepted, launched into orbit to conduct medical experiments, and found a family; she and her husband Hoot Gibson were the first married astronaut couple, and Dr. Seddon gave birth to the world's first "astrotot."

Her memoir is Go For Orbit: One Of America's First Women Astronauts Finds Her Space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce7ucUYK-rI&feature=youtu.be