Afghan refugee completes record-breaking solo round-the-world flight

Shaesta Waiz, 30, is on a mission to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the conclusion of her 138-day journey, she says, is far from the end of her mission.
0:50 | 10/05/17

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An immigrant from Afghanistan is now the youngest woman to fly around the world solo in a single engine plane that's right thirty year old captain shops to ways landed last night in Daytona Beach, Florida. The trip to occur through 22 countries in a 138 days away says her goal wasn't finished quickly. At a rate at that she actually it took her time to encourage young women. To consider careers in science technology engineering. And mathematics. You know a lot of people might say also what it's a plane we see that all the time. No flight is one of those amazing human achievements and to see someone like her doing this it's incredible. Or thirty years old. Even more remarkable she was born it in Pakistani refugee camp while her family then fled. During the Afghan Soviet Union conflict and she came to the US as an infant. Lynne Russell is accomplished and amazing.

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