Local Shuttle Astronaut To Be In Shriner’s Parade

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(KPLR) - Belleville native and astronaut Sandy Magnus was on the mid-day show Friday to talk about being back home in Belleville, her career in the military and NASA.  But most of all, she’s looking forward to Saturdays Shriner’s Parade in Belleville, where she will be the parades Honorary Parade Marshal is joining us today.

The Shriners’ are celebrating 100 year of service to the southern Illinois and will be hosting six communities down state.

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One last note about Sandra Magnus was the last American woman in space before the space shuttle programs was concluded.