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Space without sound: One woman’s journey to become America’s first deaf astronaut

Julia Velasquez wants to become America's first deaf astronaut. NASA has never selected a deaf man or woman for its astronaut corps, but the California resident is hoping to change that. Along the way, Velasquez has interned at NASA, received her pilot's license and even spent time at a simulated Mars habitat in Hawaii.

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