Stanford Women in Space_2013
- In the fifty-year history of the NASA space program, only 45 of the 525 astronauts have been women. Seven of these women have degrees from Stanford—a truly impressive record from a single school. The first US woman in space, the late Sally Ride, received all of her degrees at Stanford, from BS to PhD. Eileen Collins, the first woman to serve as a Shuttle commander, is a Stanford graduate as well. The first African American woman in space, Mae Jemison, and the first Hispanic woman, Ellen Ochoa, are both from Stanford. Barbara Morgan, a Stanford alumna, trained with the Challenger space shuttle crew as backup to Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe, and later became an astronaut, serving on the space shuttle Endeavor on a mission to the International Space Station. Join us as Eileen Collins, Ellen Ochoa, and Barbara Morgan discuss their experiences in space with Scott Hubbard, former director of NASA’s Ames Research Center and consulting professor of aeronautics and astronautics of Stanford.
|Type of resource
|1 video file
|Stanford Historical Society
|Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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