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Alumna Chases Dream of Being an Astronaut

Alys Blair, an adjunct Physics instructor and 1997 Belmont graduate with a double major in physics and math, was recently interviewed on the Internet/Radio Show “On the Home Stretch” ( Blair was interviewed about her position at Belmont and her aspirations of becoming an astronaut. After graduating from Belmont, Blair went on to graduate school at the University of Alabama at Huntsville where she obtained a Masters Degree in Atmospheric Science. While in graduate school she worked with NASA on her research in lightning. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation and is applying for the 2009 class of Astronaut Candidates in hopes of achieving her dream of being an astronaut.

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