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Interview with NASA Astronaut Roger K. Crouch

March 24, 2010

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

Roger K. Crouch

This story begins in Polk County, Tennessee… and ends in outer space.

It’s the story of Roger Crouch, who used to dream of being a pilot or an astronaut.   In the 1950’s, before the space program even existed, he watched science fiction films and was inspired–he hoped to fly to the stars.

When Crouch was in high school, a medical diagnosis made that dream nearly impossible.  But Crouch never gave up, and his dedication paid off in an amazing way.

Listen to the story.