The Mars Generation

Inspired by pioneers like Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, many young women are hoping to be chosen for that mission. Three of those hopefuls are Alyssa Carson, Abby Harrison, and Taylor Richardson.

Annie Easley

From a young age, Annie Easley’s mother had told her that she could be anything she wanted, but she would have to work for it. She became a human computer and then computer programmer.

Valerie Thomas

Wanting to provide inspiration to young people that also might not been encouraged to pursue math and science as careers NASA scientist Valerie Thomas was a mentor to youths through Science Mathematics Aerospace Research and Technology and the National Technical Association.

Kalpana Chawla

Born in Punjab, India, Dr. Kalpana Chawla was always interested in flying. Three years after becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, she was among the 15th class of potential astronauts and she was the first Indian-American women to travel to space.

Vandi Verma

The Curiosity Rover on Mars had a two-year mission and has surpassed that time frame functioning for over four years now and some of the credit for its long life can be given to its careful “drivers” like Dr. Vandi Verma.

Sunita Williams

While serving as flight engineer aboard the ISS astronaut Sunita Williams participated in the Boston Marathon. On her second time on the station she competed a triathlon and set the record for the total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.

Adriana Ocampo

As the Space Program Manager at NASA headquarters Dr. Adriana Ocampo has many responsibilities including being the New Frontiers lead program executive.

Dorothy Vaughan

Today for #BossDay we’re celebrating the first African-American manager at NASA, pioneering mathematician and human computer Dorothy Vaughan.

Kathyrn Sullivan

The first American woman to walk in space, Kathryn Sullivan is now the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.

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.

Shannon Lucid

On September 26, 1996 Astronaut Shannon Lucid returned to earth from her record setting fifth trip to space, and 188 days aboard the Mir space station.

Ellen Ochoa

September 15 is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United State and today we would like to introduce you to Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in the world to travel to space and the first Hispanic woman to be the director of the Johnson Space Center.

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