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Aiming for the stars, UK graduate Kelly Lynch lands dream job at NASA as chemical engineer

By Lindsey Piercy and Steve Shaffer University of Kentucky It’s been said that exploration is part of human nature. History is filled with stories of adventurers who dared to chart the unknown. But some feel that drive stronger than others. “I’ve wanted to work at NASA since I was 5.” Growing up in Kentucky in the city of Glasgow, Kelly Lynch — not unlike most bright-eyed kids — had dreams...