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Millie Hughes-Fulford: Scientist in Space

Clip | 9m 59s | Video has closed captioning.

Molecular biologist Millie Hughes-Fulford was the first American woman to travel into space as a working scientist in 1991. Since then, the University of California researcher has sent experiments into space that could one day help travelers going to Mars and aging people here on Earth. Ever the pioneer, her most recent experiment, in 2014, was the first to go up on a privately operated rocket.

Aired: 11/26/14

Rating: NR

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