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Who is the only pre-teen that has traveled to outer space? Sort of a trick question. But also not quite a trick question. This is a person, not a dog or chimpanzee or other animal.

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    $\begingroup$ According to Wikipedia pre-teen means 10-13 years old. Is that your definition too? Or is it any age less than 13? Or something else? $\endgroup$
    – xhienne
    Mar 23 at 17:36
  • $\begingroup$ The first definition would work. $\endgroup$
    – Jiminion
    Mar 23 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ if the first definition works, so does the second. Webster says preteen is a boy or girl not yet 13 years old. $\endgroup$
    – SteveV
    Mar 23 at 21:49
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Is it perhaps

Jack Lousma?

Reasoning

Jack was an astronaut born in 29 February 1936 and traveled to outer space in April 1966, which would mean he had 7 birthdays, making him a "pre-teen".

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  • $\begingroup$ Your reasoning contains an incorrect statement. $\endgroup$
    – Jiminion
    Mar 23 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, 7 years old doesn't match the definition of pre-teen. $\endgroup$
    – xhienne
    Mar 23 at 19:45
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Building off Prim3numbah's response, I reason that the answer is again

Jack Lousma

Where Prim3numbah messed up in their reasoning:

While Jack Lousma did travel to outer space in April 1966, he was the commander of STS-3 starting from March 22 - 30 1982, at which time he would have been 11! This qualifies for the definition of pre-teen being from 10 - 12.

I suspect this puzzle was posted today because:

This week started on March 22nd, which is also the first day that Jack Lousma spent as Commander on STS-3.

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  • $\begingroup$ Your 3rd box also contains an incorrect statement. $\endgroup$
    – Jiminion
    Mar 25 at 13:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Jiminion fixed now? $\endgroup$ Mar 26 at 0:06
  • $\begingroup$ Ha, ha, no. Not really. 2nd box has incorrect statements. $\endgroup$
    – Jiminion
    Mar 26 at 13:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Jiminion tell me... does the 1st box have incorrect statements? $\endgroup$ Mar 26 at 20:35
  • $\begingroup$ No, it does not. $\endgroup$
    – Jiminion
    Mar 29 at 15:12

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