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Profiles of Frontierswomen

We invite boys and girls to join us and learn more about these exceptional women. A series of interactive chats and webcasts is being planned, devoted to giving young people anywhere in the world who have Internet access the opportunity to share the unique experiences of these women and expand the horizons of their own future choices.

photo of jean bartik Jean Bartik, First programmers started out as "computers"
photo of shirley temple black Shirley Temple Black, First female U.S. Chief Protocol
and first child actress to win an Academy Award
photo of jerrie cobb Jerrie Cobb, First woman to undergo the testing developed for the selection of the Mercury Astronauts
photo of eileen collins Lt. Col. Eileen M. Collins, First Woman Shuttle Commander
photo of pat cowings Pat Cowings, First female scientist trained to be a Payload Specialist
photo of aprille ericsson jackson Aprille Ericsson-Jackson, First (African American) female to receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University and First African American female to receive a Ph.D. in Engineering at NASA GSFC
photo of laura hoppe Laura Hoppe, First female INCO Flight Controller
photo of mae jemison Mae Jemison, First African-American woman to fly in Space
photo of shannon lucid Shannon Lucid, First American Woman to Spend Extended Time on Russia's Mir Space Station
photo of julie mikula Julie Mikula, First woman manager of NASA's Simulation Laboratories (SimLab)
photo of kate mulgrew Kate Mulgrew, First female starship captain in the history of prime-time
photo of dee o'hara Dee O'Hara, First Nurse to NASA's First Astronauts
photo of libby riddles Libby Riddles, First female to win Iditerod race.
photo of sally ride Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space
photo of dawn riley Dawn Riley, First female captain of America's Cup Team
photo of nancy roman Nancy Roman, First Chief of Astronomy and first female to hold executive position at NASA
photo of ruth simmons Ruth Simmons, First African American female to head major University as president of Smith College
photo of kathy sullivan Kathy Sullivan, First American Woman to Walk in Space


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