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HOUSTON, Texas — Girls Incorporated hosted nearly fifty young ladies from River Oaks Elementary to learn about Orion’s recent test flight success and what it’s like to be in space from astronaut Rick Hieb.

Hieb said, “If I can help them understand that they can do something special with their lives, then it’s worth spending that time to do it. Whether it’s to be an astronaut, or a teacher, or doctor or lawyer everybody needs some ideas about role models.”

Hieb’s career highlights three space flights and participation in the first-ever three person spacewalk.