Bladen Co. native to be enshrined in Astronaut Hall of Fame

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ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County native will be inducted this spring into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. Curtis Brown of Elizabethtown is one of three astronauts who will be enshrined during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Brown flew on six space shuttle missions. He was commander of Discovery when Sen. John Glenn returned to space on STS-95 in 1998. He joins Eileen Collins and Bonnie Dunbar in this year’s Hall of Fame class.

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The trio will be inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame April 20. Previous inductees include Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, James Lovell, Sally Ride and Alan Shepard.