Nearly 60 years ago, two impossible events happened about two weeks apart. One of those events captured the attention of an entire nation. It was John Glenn orbiting the planet, the first American to do so. The other event sparked a flicker of hope for thousands of families whose children were suffering from catastrophic diseases. It was the opening of St. Jude Children’s Research hospital.
Six decades later, these milestones are intersecting again. Someone who survived bone cancer as a child – whose life was saved at St. Jude – will also become the youngest American in space, as part of the first all-civilian mission. Her name is Hayley Arceneaux, and St. Jude Mission of a Lifetime will offer a unique perspective on her story and introduce you to her fellow crew members.
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Credits: St. Jude Mission of a Lifetime is hosted and produced by Geoffrey Redick. Reporting by Anna Birkedahl. Editing by Grace Korzekwa Evans. Louis Graham is the executive producer.
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