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.
- 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.