Ann Dickson

Ann Dickson wanted to become an astronaut, and she passed all of the tests but was kept from space because of her gender. So she became an aerospace engineer.

Christy Edwards-Stewart

When Christy Edwards-Stewart was in the fifth grade, she watched an IMAX movie on the space shuttle. Sitting in the theater, she decided that she wanted to be a space explorer.

Natalie Panek

According to aerospace engineer Natalie Panek she isn’t planning on being an astronaut someday – she is going to be an astronaut someday.

Mary Golda Ross

Today’s featured woman, Mary Golda Ross, offered this advice: “To function efficiently in today’s world, you need math. The world is so technical, if you plan to work in it, a math background will let you go farther and faster.”

Anita Sengupta

Dr. Anita Sengupta is a research professor at the University of Southern California and an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Sheila Widnall

Dr. Sheila Widnall has spent the majority of her career balancing research, teaching, and public service. She was the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and was the first woman to head a branch of the military.

Dorothy “Dottie” Lee

Dorothy “Dottie” Lee made her way in a male dominated field to build a celebrated career at NASA.