Meet the Real Women 

 

 

  • Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin now considered the founder of modern astronomy discovered that all the stars are made primarily of  Hydrogen and Helium.

 

  • Valentina Tereshkova broke all stereotypes by training physically for the rigours of space and becoming the first woman to go to space

 

  • Marie Curie discovered  radium and radioactivity. She opened the door to a new era of medical knowledge and disease treatments. She also changed the way scientists think about atoms and energy. 

 

  • Natalie Batalah played a key role in getting the Kepler mission funded and has been leading it ever since. The Kepler mission found the first habitable planet outside of our solar system

 

  • Margaret Hamilton  led the software team at MIT which was responsible for the Apollo moon Landing software. "It took a woman to send a man to the moon"

 

  • Tessy Thomas is known as the 'Missile Woman' of India.  She is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India.

 

  • Mae C Jamison  is an Astronaut and physician and currently leads 100 years of starship a project to develop and design a self sufficient star ship designed for extended  interstellar journey

 

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