Student gets "out-of-this-world" experience at Virgin Galactic

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Baahh-Nazoshnnii Brown-Almaweri ‘17 got a chance to get up close to one of the world’s most renowned entrepreneurs thanks to her Galactic Unite Scholarship through the United Negro College Fund.

The first year, mechanical engineering student had a chance to meet Sir Richard Branson at a trip honoring young scholars chosen for the scholarship, which is funded by clients and future astronauts of Virgin Galactic. The scholarship is used to encourage female students to pursue careers in STEM.

Brown-Almaweri, who is from Oakland, Calif., and her fellow students traveled to Los Angeles to meet Branson and learn what Virgin Galactic is planning for space travel.

The student will attend future events with her fellow scholars as part of the Galactic Unite Scholarship program.