Several native Iowans have gained fame and popularity over time, but only a select few have made a significant impact on the field of aviation and the exploration of space.

James Van Allen is well known for his contribution to space age exploration, specifically with his discovery of new features in Earth’s magnetic fields. Wilbur and Orville Wright were living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when their father gave them the toy that inspired their world-changing invention. But, do you know the names of these three Iowans, famous for their influence in space and aviation?

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