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Continued: Dream of flying lands Curt Brown in U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

  • Article by: KEVIN GILES , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 29, 2013 - 8:04 AM

“It’s kind of sad,” he said. “We were leaders in space, we walked on the moon. We have no space program right now when it comes to a vehicle to take people into orbit. I think it was the wrong thing to do.”

Even though Brown has lived in Hudson with his wife, Mary, since 2002, and spent 20 years in Houston in the space program before that, his legacy won’t fade anytime soon in Elizabethtown, where residents renamed their tiny airport after him.

“Dreams are very important because they determine what we are and what we can be in life,” Brown said.

It turns out that astronauts can come from small towns after all.

Kevin Giles • 651-925-5037

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