Astronaut Nicole Mann becomes first Native American woman in space | USA TODAY

NASA astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann made history as the first Native American woman to launch into space.

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Mann was joined on the SpaceX Falcon rocket Wednesday by fellow NASA astronaut Josh Cassada, Japan's Koichi Wakata and Russia's Anna Kikina, orbiting in a Crew Dragon capsule and set to reach the outpost in 29 hours. The mission known as Crew-5 is SpaceX's sixth crewed flight under contract from NASA and eighth overall when including private spaceflights.

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