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Lead image ‘Professor of Spacewalking’ lives her dream and makes a special space for Christ in her life

Allissa Battocletti Noffke has one of the coolest nicknames on the face of the Earth. She is known as the “Professor of Spacewalking,” reflecting her teaching and training of American astronauts in this rare skill at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Beyond the cool nickname, the 35-year-old Indianapolis native also has a view of the universe—thanks to her involvement in the International Space Station—that directly connects to the Catholic faith she first embraced as a student at St. Lawrence School and Bishop Chatard High School, both in Indianapolis.
 

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