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Not only that, I was the first person of Chinese descent to fly on the Shuttle, and the Chinese community had taken a great deal of interest. You have to understand the Asian culture. You don’t just represent yourself; you represent your family. The first thing you learn as a kid is to bring no shame to the family.

What happens when an astronaut in orbit says he’s not coming back?

Asian parents… the struggle is real.

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