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ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) - A native of Elizabethtown will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame later this year.
Curt Brown is among the 12th group of space shuttle astronauts to be honored with induction. Brown is a veteran of six flights. He started his career with NASA in 1987. He logged more than 1,383 hours in space on missions STS-47, STS-66, STS-77, STS-85, STS-95 and STS-103.
Among Brown's missions was his trip as commander of Discovery when Senator John Glenn went back to space in 1998.
Eileen Collins and Bonnie Dunbar will also be inducted. The ceremony is scheduled for April 20th this year.
Current Hall of Fame astronauts, former NASA officials, flight directors, historians and journalists selected the inductees. An eligible astronaut must have made their first flight at least 17 years prior to their induction year and have to be retired for at least five years.
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