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Hear From the Rocket Scientist

  • By Rachel VanCott
  • Posted 05.01.09
  • NOVA scienceNOW

Franklin Chang-Díaz, veteran of seven space missions, talks about how he dealt with the obstacles he faced to become the first Latin-American in orbit, what it’s like to fly in space, and more.

Launch Interactive

Franklin Chang-Díaz describes what it’s like to fly in space, what advice he’d give to would-be astronauts, and ...


Original interview produced by
Josh Seftel


(Franklin Chang-Díaz in space)

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