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Former Astronaut Discusses the Legacy of Women in Space

The documentary Makers: Women in Space premieres on Houston Public Media TV 8 tonight at 8. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty talks with former astronaut Bonnie Dunbar about the history of women in space, the significance of Sally Ride breaking through and the need to encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in engineering. He […]

The documentary Makers: Women in Space premieres on Houston Public Media TV 8 tonight at 8.

Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty talks with former astronaut Bonnie Dunbar about the history of women in space, the significance of Sally Ride breaking through and the need to encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in engineering.

He began by asking her what made her want to become an astronaut.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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