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Ex- Cardinal Nelson to be inducted into Space Hall of Fame: Mustangs rally

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George Nelson, a three-sport athlete at Willmar High School, will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 2.

He graduated in a class of 301 students in 1968. His nickname, "Pinky," remained with him in space and through life.

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Classmate Riley Nelson, a retired dentist and university instructor, attended all three of his best friend's orbital flights.

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