Charter Member Wendy Lawrence was part of the Naval Academy’s second class open to women. Following in her father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, she became a Naval aviator, flying helicopters, but set her sights on the stars. In 1995, aboard the STS-67 Endeavor, she was the first female graduate of the Naval Academy to fly into space. Retiring as a Navy captain, she would make that journey an additional three times.
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