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Melissa Hipolit covers admission to the Science Museum of Virginia to celebrate women in space

Posted: 11:47 PM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 23:48:41-04
Melissa Hipolit covers admission to the Science Museum of Virginia to celebrate women in space

RICHMOND, Va. -- To celebrate the first all-female spacewalk last week, CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit surprised a few lucky families with tickets to the Science Museum of Virginia.

For CBS 6 Gives, Hipolit offered to cover admission costs to the museum. "We wanted to offer to pay for your admission to offer the first all-female spacewalk," Hipolit told the families.

Kids of all ages were treated to a day at the museum, exploring and honoring the women who walked in space.

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Previous copy indicated it was an all-female moonwalk, when it was - in fact - a spacewalk. We regret the error.

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