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Another Purdue astronaut chosen for U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

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Purdue astronaut Jerry Ross has been chosen for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

He will join seven other Boilermakers who have been inducted previously.

Ross was the first human to complete seven space shuttle missions.

He retired from NASA in 2012.

Ross is being inducted along with astronaut Shannon Lucid, who is the only American woman to serve aboard Russia’s Mir space station.

A ceremony is set for May 3rd at the Kennedy Space Center.

Inductees into the Hall of Fame are selected by a blue ribbon committee of former NASA officials and flight controllers, historians, journalists, and other experts.

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