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July 29, 2014
Amber Straughn - Drawn to the Skies
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 29, 2014
Initially drawn to the sky through the stars, astrophysicist Amber Straughn now flies through it as a private pilot. For as long as she can remember, Amber Straughn has always been drawn to anything in the sky. Her love of astronomy led her to become an astrophysicist. Straughn is the deputy project scientist for James Webb Space Telescope Science Communications. Straughn recently fulfilled a lifelong dream to earn her private pilot's license. Her enthusiasm was contagious. Her husband Matt traine ... read more

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