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From Sailor To Astronaut: Kayla Barron On NASA's Program To Return to the Moon

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NASA astronaut Kayla Barron poses for a portrait, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in the Blue Flight Control Room at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.";

Astronaut Kayla Barron was one of the first women commissioned as a submarine warfare officer in the US Navy. Now, she’s part of another groundbreaking group, NASA’s Artemis Team.

This hour, we talk with Barron about her training for the next set of missions to return to the moon.  The Artemis Program aims to put the first woman on the moon in coming years.

Later, we hear from an author about the history of a meteorite that crashed in Connecticut in 1807 and helped spark the birth of American science.

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Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired January 8, 2021

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Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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