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SC native’s career led to NASA space shuttle, station programs

As the winner of a regional science fair while in the seventh grade, David Van Pelt can remember getting an invitation to Kansas State University where he was to give a speech about his project.

While waiting to give that speech, Van Pelt heard an overhead public address system broadcasting the flight of Alan Shepard.

It was 1961 and Shepard was the first American to travel into space.


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