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07/23/2013 10:44 am ET

Hispanic Astronaut Inspires High School Students

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Serena Aunon, the second Hispanic woman to become a NASA astronaut, spoke to about 100 Latino high school students Friday to try to spark their interest in science and technology.

"I think the biggest thing to start with is exposure," she said. "Sometimes you just have to plant that seed. You just need to plant one idea."

Aunon's audience was made up of high school juniors and seniors from throughout the state attending the four-day Hispanic College Institute at Virginia State University in Chesterfield County.

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