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Friday, July 17, 2015

Next week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, attendees can meet the women who are building tomorrow's space exploration programs. Seven NASA rocket scientists will participate in a forum on Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in Forum Pavilion 9. The innovators will address their careers, current NASA mission plans, and answer audience questions.

Participants include:

  • Sandra Magnus - astronaut on Atlantis, Endeavour, and the International Space Station
  • Susan Baggerman - NASA's health and medical technical authority for Orion
  • Janica Cheney - director of safety and mission assurance at Orbital ATK
  • Lylene Patino - Boeing
  • Kathryn Crowe - NASA propulsion systems engineer
  • Julie Van Kleek - vice president of the advanced space & launch business unit for Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Abby Harrison - aspiring astronaut

Their objectives are to help women in STEM feel like the doors are wide open in the space industry and to engage a new audience in the deep space journey. 

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