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Belleville astronaut to talk about space in hometown

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- An astronaut is going to make a stop in her southwestern Illinois hometown later this month to talk about her time recently on the International Space Station.

Sandra Magnus is scheduled to make a public visit Aug. 25 to Belleville, where she graduated from high school.

The 41-year-old Magnus is a mission specialist with NASA and returned to Earth on March 28 after more than four months aboard the space station.

Magnus spent more than 10 days on the shuttle Atlantis in 2002.

Her appearance in Belleville will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church.

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