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Cool Kids of Summer - Kayla Butler Shines at Space Academy

13-year-old Mansfield resident, Kayla Butler, recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama and earned The Right Stuff award.  

The Right Stuff Award, named in the spirit of the Tom Wolfe novel of the same name, is given to an outstanding trainee each week in both the Space Camp and Aviation Challenge programs. The Right Stuff Award is given in honor of the early space explorers and test pilots who were pioneers in the fields of rocketry and jet propulsion. A trainee that earns the Right Stuff Award shows the same perseverance and drive as those brave pioneers in leading their fellow trainees to accomplish their goals and complete their mission.

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