Apollo 11

Remembering Trailblazing Rocket Woman Katherine Johnson

At Rocket Women we’re saddened to hear of the passing of trailblazing Rocket Woman Katherine Johnson at 101-years-old on 24th February 2020. Katherine Johnson played a role in every major US space program, from Alan Shepard’s inaugural Mercury flight, making him the first American in space, to the Space Shuttle program. Katherine’s inspirational work for …

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The Rocket Women of Apollo: JoAnn Morgan, Instrumentation Controller, NASA

Fifty years ago in July 1969, humanity took it’s first steps on the surface of another planetary body. As Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon on 20th July 1969, a team of Rocket Women at NASA were breaking through the glass ceiling to support this historic accomplishment,¬†achieving their own personal firsts for women globally and …

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