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    Out of This World Facts

    1. Michigan-born Roger Chafee (Grand Rapids) died in the Apollo I fire, Jan. 27, 1967. (That fire also killed astronauts Virgil Grissom and Edward White II.)
    2. The first Michigan-born astronaut to fly in the space shuttle was Jack Lousma in STS 3, March 22, 1982
    3. Two Michigan astronauts have orbited the moon: James McDivitt (1969) and Alfred Worden (1971). (Both are connected to Jackson, Mich. Worden was born there and McDivitt grew up there.)
      100. Michigan-born astronaut Jerry Linenger became the first American to conduct a spacewalk from a foreign space station and in a non American-made spacesuit. He was also the first American to undock from a space station aboard two different spacecraft (U.S. Space Shuttle and Russian Soyuz).
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