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NASA Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann Will Make History As The First Women To Travel In Space

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NASA's next crew will be aboard a SpaceX Dragon in the fall. This fall, Nicole Aunapu Mann,

The mission commander, will be the first Native American woman who travels to space.

Mann will travel to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for Sept. 29.

NASA astronaut Josh Cassada will join her on the Crew-5 mission, as well as astronaut Koichi Wakata from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina.

NASA claims this will be her first spaceflight. NASA selected Mann in June 2013 to be one of eight astronauts in the 21st NASA class. 

This class focuses on space station operations and will eventually allow for assignments to future missions to Mars, the moon, and near-Earth asteroids.

Mann has earned multiple awards, including two Air Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and more.