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Indigenous women at NASA

It's World Space Week! A Diné woman tells us about her 18 years at NASA. Plus, a rally brought attention to the epidemic of missing Indigenous relatives over the weekend in Albuquerque

The World Space Association celebrate's "World Space Week." Raquel Redhouse is Diné and has worked at NASA for 18 years. She tells us about her work contributing to the upcoming Artemis mission. Its ultimate goal is to land the first woman and person of color on the moon. Plus, she tells us about her hope for more Natives to work at NASA.

Shaun Griswold, Laguna Pueblo, is a reporter at Source NM. It is a newly established non-profit news organization based out of Albuquerque. On Sunday, he covered a rally bringing awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people. He tells us about the stories of those impacted like Pepita Redhair and Shawna Toya. 

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