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Merryl Tangesdal

Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal '94

In 2004, Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal stepped close to her goal of becoming an astronaut when she became the first African-American woman to fly a U-2, a high-altitude aircraft used for reconnaissance missions. In December 2010, Tengesdal moved to Colorado Springs to work as a staff officer at Peterson Air Force Base.

Release Date:
10/21/2013 9:00 PM