Christa McAuliffe (September 1948 – January was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. I remember where I was the moment this happened!
Willa Brown Chappell was a pioneering aviator who co-founded the National Airmen’s Association of America, an organization whose mission was to get African Americans into the United States Air Force. Inspired by Bessie Coleman, Chappell.
Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, RIP: Astronaut Sally K. Ride, mission specialist, communicates with ground controllers from the mid-deck of the earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger in June
Shirley Jackson invented the touch tone telephone, the portable fax machine, solar cell and fiber optic cables necessary for overseas telecommunication. First African American woman to graduate from MIT. She has a doctorate in physics.