(Artemis is NASA’s renewed mission to the moon and maybe even further. Launch Date is August 29 2022)
NASA’s Artemis 1 Launch Director is female and will be assisted by 30 other female engineers working in the control room with her.
We’ve come a long way since the first moon landing back in 1969 which was completely dominated by men.
Charlie Blackwell-Thompson: First Female Launch Director appointed by NASA for the Artemis 1 Mission scheduled on August 29 2022.
YouTube: Aug 27, 2022
NASA’s First Female Launch Director To Make History With Artemis Mission
From the Palmetto State to the launch pad, NASA’s first female launch director is making one giant leap.
NASA’s first female launch director to lead countdowns during Artemis missions to the moon
USA Today: Interview with Charlie Blackwell-Thompson from Oct 10 2019.
(Why is it called the Palmetto State? …South Carolina is called “The Palmetto State” because of its large population of Sabal Palmetto trees, however, the state’s tree is the cabbage palmetto and the state’s flower is the yellow jasmine. The palmetto tree is seen on our state flag.)