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Sept 4 2009 Vol 49 No 18

Spaceport News

John F. Kennedy Space Center America's gateway to the universe

New ERT recruits
begin training

Page 2
Device may help
with lightning issues


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Experts track
vultures with tags

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Heritage: King first
head of FWP

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Discovery goes up, crew inspects pad

By Steven Siceloff
Spaceport News
I f you've ever wondered
what a launch pad
looks like right after the
space shuttle thunders off
into space, there's a team of
engineers to ask.
Called the postlaunch
inspection team, they head
out to the launch pad to
instantly appraise damage at
the pad and look for debris.
They look over every part of
the launch complex, despite
the fresh layer of exhaust
residue left by the solid
rocket boosters.
"You see a lot of
scorched metal, some bent,"
said Jeff Painter, who has
seen launch pads after
liftoffs for more than
20 years.
Because the elevators
are not working after launch,
the engineers have to take
the stairs all the way up the
fixed service structure.
"There's definitely a
chemical, metallic smell,"
said Tom Carlon, who's
been on the inspection team
for two years.
Wildlife trekking back
in only adds to the surreal
atmosphere, such as the
time a group of piglets was
heading to the launch pad's
surface at the same time as
the inspection team.
The team also examines
the tank and shuttle after
a scrub to see if any ice
formations persist after
the super-cold propellants
are drained. The team
has gotten considerable
practice with that inspection
regimen, including once
with Discovery leading up

NASA/Sandra Joseph Kevin O'Connell
Brilliant flames illuminate the sky over Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center as space shuttle Discovery roars toward
space on the STS-128 mission Liftoff from Launch Pad 39A was on time at 11 59 p m EDT The 13-day mission will deliver
more than 7 tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional environmental hardware to sustain six crew
members on the International Space Station The equipment includes a freezer to store research samples, a new sleeping
compartment and the COLBERT treadmill

The postlaunch inspection team, made up of engineers who specialize in certain
areas of the launch pad, often find scorched metal and melted plastic after launch

to the launch of STS-128.
"It's kind of awe-
inspiring because it's just
the vehicle and just you,"
said Eric Linderman, the
leader of the postlaunch
Discovery launched
to the International Space

Station on Aug. 28 just
moments before midnight.
Looking over the
launch pad after a shuttle
liftoff used to be akin to
developing a catalog of
destruction. Melted speakers
would wrap around poles or
columns in the launch tower,

drink containers tucked
away and forgotten would
be jarred loose and strewn
about, and a few tools, such
as wire brushes, would be
found on the launch pad or
in the blast zone.
Things have changed,
though, and now far fewer
things are left behind to get
tossed around in the exhaust
of a launching shuttle's
7 million pounds of flame
and turbulence. There's
still the occasional melted
speaker, however.
Linderman said the
group found no left-behind
items at the launch pad
after Endeavour climbed
into orbit for the STS-127
mission. That was a first for
the Space Shuttle Program.
There were a few items that
were blasted loose by the
Any item found during

Sept 4, 2009

Vol 49, No 18

Emergency Response Team adds new officers

for NASA
Kennedy Space Center's Emergency Response Team's 12 new officers recently completed basic
tactical operations certification at NASA's Law Enforcement Training Academy at Kennedy

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Keeping workers and space
launch assets safe is a top
priority at Kennedy Space
Center. To that end, the center's
Emergency Response Team, or
ERT, recently recruited 12 new
According to Kennedy Protec-
tive Services Special Agent Roger
Langevin, the team was reduced
when the Joint Base Operations
Services Contract, or JBOSC, split
last October and some of the offi-
cers chose to work for Securiguard
Inc. at Cape Canaveral Air Force
"The ERT is on duty 24/7,"
Langevin said. "It was necessary
to replace the number of ERT
members lost after the JBOSC split
to maintain our ERT capability at
ERT Commander Dan Maget-
teri said the group's main respon-
sibility is to provide response and
resolution to crisis situations that
are above and beyond the capabili-
ties of Kennedy's patrol officers.
They also protect astronauts,
workers, dignitaries, NASA launch
assets and flight hardware.

"We have the best trained and
best equipped team in Brevard
County and along most of the
Eastern Seaboard," Magetteri said.
"The ERT responds as a team with
rapid deployment."
The ERT members were
selected from within and outside
Kennedy and have similar law en-
forcement backgrounds and skills.
The team completed basic
tactical operations certification at
NASA's Law Enforcement Train-
ing Academy at Kennedy, where
all NASA security officers are
According to Magetteri, basic
ERT training includes operat-
ing tactical gear, crisis resolution
steps, building clearing techniques,
weapons handling skills and com-
petency and physical fitness.
Magetteri served for 21 years
in the Albuquerque, N.M., police
department before coming to Ken-
nedy in 2006. He became ERT
commander in 2007.
Kennedy's ERT, formerly
called SWAT, has been in exis-
tence since 1979. Stories about the
ERT have appeared in the Florida
SWAT Association's tactical re-
sponse magazine and Black Hawk
International's publications.

From DISCOVERY, Page 1

the inspection gets evaluated
to find out where it came
from and why it came loose.
The idea is to prevent the
same thing from coming
loose during a future launch.
Loose items can ricochet
around the pad area and
potentially impact the
shuttle as it climbs off the
Eight engineers, all
volunteers, make the trip
to the pad. They generally
wear shorts and T-shirts
beneath the mandatory
white flame-retardant
coveralls. Helmets and
tethers complete the outfits
depending on where they
are working at the pad

"You might think that
nighttime is a relief," said
team member Kurt Stresau.
"But eight months out of
the year, the mosquitoes
make sure you are quickly
But don't think they
don't enjoy it.
"Not a lot of people get
to do this," Carlon said.
Richard Villanueva
took part in his first
inspection during the STS-
127 launch, which included
four tankings before it
launched. That meant
five chances for the team
to go out and look over
"For me, it was just
a great chance to learn,"
Villanueva said. "Just the
whole experience of getting

to go out there, not knowing
what to expect and learning
from the experience of
everybody else."
Split into two teams, it
takes two to three hours to
complete the survey, which
includes looking for signs
of dented piping or loose
bricks inside the flame
Each of the engineers
knows a specific area of the
launch pad and evaluates
that area closely during the
When it's finished,
they can offer a conclusive
report of what items broke
loose, what should be
replaced or moved to a
different part of the pad,
and what damage parts of
the pad incurred, such as

the hold-down posts that
connect the boosters to the
launch platform.
The inspections are so
detailed in part because the
information will go back to
more than 35 organizations,
directorates and companies
that can't go out and look
at the launch pad firsthand
with the team.
The team itself is
made up of engineers
from NASA, United Space
Alliance, Boeing and
Lockheed Martin.
There are a few
surprises for the group, but
the most consistent shock is
that the launch pad survives
incredibly well despite
forces far stronger than
most buildings face.
"You have a steel

structure a half-mile from
the ocean and it's been
there for 40 years and
you're setting a controlled
explosion off on it," Painter
For Linder, the best
part of the whole inspection
is getting back to the office
to write the report.
The group gathers
around a desk and before
long some of the snacks and
candy that had been tucked
inside desks fuels a couple
hours of camaraderie.
"I guess it's the
fellowship," Linderman
That feeling is shared
by others on the team.
"It's dirty, it's hot, it's
smelly and it's fun," Stresau


Sept 4, 2009

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New antenna may reveal more clues about lightning

Launch scrubs are
nothing new here at
Kennedy Space Cen-
ter. In fact, there have been
116 space shuttle scrubs; 72
for technical reasons and 45
for inclement weather.
During the summer, bad
weather, particularly light-
ning, seems to strike as the
countdown clock nears zero.
Maybe it's because Kennedy
and Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station are well within
what meteorologists call,
"Lightning Alley."
Of course, NASA
already can locate lightning
strikes when they hit the
ground with the Cloud to
Ground Lightning Surveil-
lance System, or CGLSS,
and the National Lightning
Detection Network. The
agency also can locate

Did you know?
The basic weather launch
commit criteria on the pad
at liftoff that must be met
are: temperature, wind,
precipitation, lightning
(and electric fields with
triggering potential),
clouds, supporting table,
range safety cloud ceiling
and visibility constraints.

lightning channels in a cloud
with the Lightning Detection
and Ranging Network, or
But according to Profes-
sor Tom Marshall of the
University of Mississippi,
humans have yet to truly
figure out lightning.
So Marshall, and one of
his senior students, Lauren
Vickers, visited Kennedy re-
cently to test a new antenna

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NASA/Jim Grossmann
University of Mississippi Professor Tom Marshall hopes to someday get several
more new antenna lightning detectors Marshall says more detectors would
provide invaluable data

that might someday measure
the level of individual light-
ning flashes and their return
strokes, thus giving launch
managers information that
might make their "go-no go"
decisions easier... decisions
that might save money.
"We're trying to extend
some measurement of cloud-
to-ground lightning here at
Kennedy," Marshall said.
"We may find a return stroke
is larger, and therefore, one
for us to target."
The strength of these
strokes might someday
determine if future launch
vehicles, such as Ares I, must
undergo testing if lightning
strikes nearby.
"What Professor
Marshall's work is going to
enable us to do is determine
more precisely than we can
now exactly where charges
are located in clouds and
how big those charges are
when lightning strikes," said
Dr. Frank Merceret, director
of research for the Ken-
nedy Weather Office. "The
problem lies in the fact that
NASA does not know where
the charge center is located
in the clouds.
"The Lightning Advi-
sory Panel (LAP), which
develops and recommends
our lightning launch com-
mit criteria (LLCC), has
been wrestling with that
issue for quite some time
and his project may give the
panel information that will
help provide more accurate
lightning readings before a
A launch vehicle travel-
ing through an anvil cloud,
a cloud mostly made of ice
that forms on top of thunder-
storms, can trigger lightning
at much lower electric field
levels than natural lightning
requires. This triggered
lightning can damage ve-
hicles or its cargo. In 1987,
an Atlas-Centaur rocket was
destroyed when its launch
triggered such lightning.

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NASA/Jim Grossmann
University of Mississippi Professor Tom Marshall and senior Lauren Vickers,
say they hope their lightning tests using a newly desinged antenna can produce
results NASA can use for future launches

To prevent such ac-
cidents, the LLCC -- a strict
set of lightning avoidance
rules -- was modified by the
The LAP, which is
made up of top lightning
experts from various govern-
ment agencies and academia,
continues to review and
modify those criteria for
both the Eastern and Western
Although some launch
weather guidelines involv-
ing shuttles and expendable
rockets may differ because
a distinction is made for the
individual characteristics of
each, the LLCC are identical
for all vehicles.
"If the shuttle is on the
launch pad and a lightning
strike occurs nearby, we need
to know the distance from
the shuttle and the intensity
of the lightning to determine
if there are any possible
effects on the vehicle. If the
lightning was close enough
and intense enough, op-
erations, including a launch,
will be delayed so the team
can ensure the shuttle was
not damaged," said Kathy
Winters, shuttle launch
weather officer.

During shuttle launch
countdowns, weather fore-
casts are provided by the U.
S. Air Force Range Weather
Operations Facility at Cape
Canaveral beginning at
launch minus three days in
coordination with the NOAA
National Weather Service
Space Flight Meteorology
Group, or SMG, at the John-
son Space Center in Hous-
ton. These include weather
trends and possible effects on
launch day.
A formal prelaunch
weather briefing is held on
launch minus one day to
discuss specific weather con-
ditions for all areas of shuttle
Launch weather fore-
casts, ground operations
forecasts and launch weather
briefings for the mission
management team and the
shuttle launch director are
prepared by the shuttle
launch weather officer.
Forecasts that apply
after launch are prepared
by SMG. These include all
emergency landing forecasts
and end-of-mission forecasts
presented to the flight direc-
tor and mission management

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Sept 4, 2009


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Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center

NASA/Jack Pfaller
Space shuttle Endeavour's main engine No 1 is moved out of Orbiter Processing Facility-2 on Aug 18 after
removal from the shuttle at Kennedy Space Center Engine removal is part of the post-landing processing, engine
No 2 was removed Aug 17 Endeavour's next mission is STS-130, targeted for Feb 4, 2010

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Technicians watch closely as the pump module orbital replacement unit is lowered onto the Express Logistics Carrier-1, or ELC-1, for installation in the Space Station Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center The carrier is part
of the STS-129 payload on space shuttle Atlantis, which will deliver two spare gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an ammonia tank assembly to the International Space Station later this year

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Technicians begin a functional test on the orbital docking system on space shuttle At-
lantis in Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility-1 The STS-129 mission
bound for the Internaional Space Station is targeted for Nov 12

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A worker removes the forward reaction control system, or FRCS, from space shuttle Endeavour's forward fuselage
nose area The FRCS provides the thrust for rotational maneuvers and for small velocity changes along the orbiter
axis Endeavour will take the Tranquility module and Cupola to the International Space Station next year

Firing Room 1 in the Launch Control Center now has a clear view of the Launch Complex 39 area at Kennedy Space Center The new windows were installed outside of the existing windows,
enclosing the space formerly occupied by the louver system They were then sealed and tested prior to removal of the old windows Installation began in September 2008 and is expected to be
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Sept 4, 2009 Sept 4, 2009

Vulture trackers salivate at learning opportunity

Eric Stolen's job at
Kennedy Space Cen-
ter is for the birds
... turkey vultures, to be
The NASA Environ-
mental Management Branch,
in collaboration with
Dynamac Corp., the Merritt
Island National Wildlife
Refuge, and the USDA
National Wildlife Research
Center, has started a project
to improve our understand-
ing of vulture populations at
According to Stolen,
for years Kennedy has
had vulture concerns, such
as damage to property or
defecation on bleachers
and other common areas.
Another concern, of course,
is that the vultures can get
in the way of launches and
"For years there's been
a desire to reduce the num-
ber of vultures at Kennedy,"
Stolen said. "But we have no
way of knowing how many
vultures live here."
So, black vultures and
turkey vultures are being
fitted with satellite GPS and
radio transmitters, which

Report vultures
Kennedy workers are
being asked to report all
sightings of tagged vultures,
including: 1) Tag ID, 2)
time, 3) location, 4) number
of vultures, and 5) a brief
description of the activity
(e.g., roosting, loafing on
the ground, feeding at a
Contact Eric Stolen
at: (321) 476-4119; eric.
d.stolen@nasa.gov or by
mail DYN-2 Kennedy
Space Center, FL 32899.

will allow biologists to track
their movements, activity
patterns and habitat use.
The black vultures
roost in large numbers and
are considered the bigger
nuisance. Turkey vultures fly
at low altitudes and are the
bigger risk to aircraft.
Stolen says there are
two groups of vultures: old
world and new world. The
old world types include
hawks and eagles. The new
world vultures are closely
related to storks. The ones
we have at Kennedy are of
the new world variety.

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Eric Stolen secures one of the many vultures his team has captured for tagging The tags hopefully will allow biologists to
study population dynamics and movement patterns during the next five years

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Team members are tagging vultures with white-wing tags on their right wings Each
tag has a unique three-letter code that will help biologists identify the vultures

"The neat thing about
new world vultures is they
have a good sense of smell,"
Stolen said.
There currently are 30
black vultures with radio
transmitters and two black
vultures with satellite GPS
In addition, up to 250
vultures will be tagged
with white-wing tags on
their right wings, each
with a unique three-letter
code. These tags will allow
biologists to study popula-

tion dynamics and move-
ment patterns throughout the
next three to five years.
Stolen says these efforts
will improve our under-
standing of vulture popula-
tions at Kennedy, allowing
managers to better assess
the risk to flight operations
and other mission critical
activities, as well as better
manage nuisance vulture
problems. The wing tags are
clearly visible on perched
birds and can be read using

Because of the vultures'
large population at Kennedy,
Stolen reiterates that the vul-
tures are an important part of
the environment we share.
"Because there are
so many (vultures) in the
geographic area they travel
in, we are never going to
eliminate them from Ken-
nedy, we're going to have to
live with them.
"We can alter our
behavior much more eas-
ily than we can alter their


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Sept 4, 2009

Remembering Our Heritage

Federal Women's Program has come a long way

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
Affirmative action for
women was in its
infancy during the
Apollo era.
President John F.
Kennedy established the
Commission on the Status
of Women in 1961, the
same year he challenged the
nation to land a man on the
moon. The commission was
tasked to study and report
on women's issues, which
included employment, edu-
cation, and Social Security
and income tax laws.
In 1967, Executive
Order 11375 added gender
to other prohibited forms of
discrimination. The Office
of Personnel Management
responded by establishing
the Federal Women's Pro-
gram, or FWP, to stimulate
the recruitment, selection,
training and advancement
of women in the federal
Most women who
worked at Kennedy Space
Center in 1967 were sec-
retaries or in other cleri-
cal/support-type positions.
Kennedy's Personnel Office
reported to NASA Head-
quarters on the makeup of
the center's work force in
response to Congressional
Mary Driver King
joined the National Adviso-
ry Committee for Aeronau-
tics, or NACA -- NASA's
predecessor -- at Langley
Field in 1956 before trans-
ferring to Kennedy. She
credits breaking out of the
typing pool to the fact that
she couldn't type very well.
The supervisor of the pool's
typists called her into his of-
fice. "I thought I was going
to be fired," King said.
Instead, he suggested
that she might be better
suited for a position in the
Personnel Office. The typing

required was primarily fill-
ing in the blanks on forms, a
task that demanded attention
to detail rather than speed.
Her move into Person-
nel placed her in position
for advancement in the work
force as a personnel staffing
specialist and for appoint-
ment in October 1968 as
Kennedy's first FWP coor-
At the time, there were
700 women in Kennedy's
federal work force, 14 of
them, like King, having
been with NASA almost
since the agency's beginning
in 1958.
As FWP coordinator,
King spearheaded the char-
ter of a Federally Employed
Women chapter and the
organization of an FWP
Working Group, which met

once a month to brainstorm
ideas on how to advance
opportunities for women at
The Specialty Training
for Entry Professionals, or
STEP, program also was ini-
tiated by the Personnel Of-
fice. It provided an avenue
for clerical and secretarial
employees to advance into
professional administrative
positions in procurement,
safety and resources man-
Meanwhile, Mae Mor-
ris Walterhouse transferred
to Kennedy in 1964, work-
ing as a secretary in Center
Director Kurt Debus' office,
and later as a program
management specialist in
the Photographic Branch of
Documentation Support.
Walterhourse had

Celebrate Women's Equality Day
Women's Equality Day, which was instituted by Rep. Bella Abzug
(D-N.Y.), is observed Aug. 26. The day, which celebrates a
woman's right to vote, was granted by the passage of the 19th
Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920.

become very involved with
FEW, and she said she felt
she became less popular
when she asked Personnel
to provide her statistics of
women and men in Kenne-
dy's work force, compar-
ing grade and education
within the same job series,
i.e., comparing apples with
"I was too outspoken,"
Walterhouse recalled. "I was
the 'Bella Abzug' of KSC. I
ruffled feathers."
When the responsibility
for the FWP was moved into
Kennedy's Equal Opportu-
nity Office in 1975, the job
of full-time FWP manager
was advertised, and Walter-
house was selected.
That same year, Walter-
house initiated the Brown
Bag Study Program, follow-
ing a survey made primarily
among Kennedy's female
federal employees. The
program offered three aca-
demic undergraduate credit
courses taught by instruc-
tors of Brevard Community
College. The courses were


NASA file/1968
The Federal Women's Program or FWP, Working Group of 1968, included, from left, Librada Russell, Bonnie Degelen, Mary King, Sue Weissenegger, Ellen Horn,
Sandy Davenport, Sue Crandell, and Jerre Smith Not shown is group member Ann Montgomery King was Kennedy Space Center's first FWP coordinator

held around noon so that
participants could eat lunch
while attending class. About
90 employees -- both men
and women -- completed
the courses offered the first
Walterhouse was ac-
cepted to participate in the
1976-77 Career Develop-
ment Program at NASA
Headquarters, the same year
she was elected as national
president of FEW.
Pat Lowry was Ken-
nedy's third FWP manager,
serving from 1977 to 1993
when she retired.
Today, 738 women
make up the federal work
force at Kennedy. Twenty-
two percent of those hold
professional positions in
sciences and engineering,
a testament to the success
of the program. The FWP
manager's position currently
is conducted as a collateral
duty in the Office of Diver-
sity and Equal Opportunity
by Rob Grant, the office's
assistant manager.


Sept 4, 2009

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Page 8 SPACEPORT NEWS Sept 4 2009

NASA Employees of the Month: September

NASA/Gina Mitchell-Ryall
Employees of the month for September are, from left Phillip Coffin, Procurement Office, Jose Amador,
Constellation Project Office, Luke Catella, Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, Michele Smith,
Engineering Directorate, Paul Atkins, Engineering Directorate, Jeffrey Skaja, Launch Vehicle Process-
ing Directorate, and Michael Seay, Information Technology and Communications Services Not pictured
are Tonya Fuentes, Chief Counsel, Michele Burch, Center Operations, and Diana Calero, Launch
Services Program

Looking up and ahead ...

Sept 10 Discovery Landing/Shuttle Landing Facility, 7 06 p m EDT

Late August Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, PAN, 4 55 p m EDT

September TBD Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Commercial Payload, TBD

Sept 15 Launch/CCAFS Delta II, STSS Demo, TBD

Sept 30 Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, WGS SV-3, 7 38 p m EDT

Targeted for Oct 31 Launch/KSC Ares I-X flight test, 7 a m EDT
(Pending HQ Final Approval)

Targeted for Nov 12 Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-129, 4 22 p m EST
Planned for Nov 23 Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility TBD

No earlier than Nov 12 Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD

No earlier than Dec 4 Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, TBD

No earlier than Dec 10 Launch/CCAFS WISE, TBD

Early 2010 Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, OTV, TBD

Target Feb 4, 2010 Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, 620 a m EST

Target Feb 10, 2010 Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GPS IIF-1, TBD

Target March 18, 2010 Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-131, 1 08 p m EDT

No earlier than April 1, 2010 LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD

Target May 14, 2010 Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-132, 3 05 p m EDT

Target May 23, 2010 LaunchNAFB Delta II, Aquarius / SAC-D Satellite, TBD

Target July 29, 2010 Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133, 8 45 a m EDT

Target Sept 16, 2010 Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-134, 1 p m EDT

Targeted for Fall 2011 Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory, TBD


The postlaunch inspection team handles
some pretty dirty objects at the launch pad.
What is the dirtiest job you've ever had to do?

* "Clear a path deep in the woods so a dump truck
could get wood."
Theo Bonner,
with EG&G

"Girl Scout camp cooking without a vent to take
the smoke out."
Zabrina Wichers,
with Millennium Engineering and Integration Co.

N"Records.. .going into an old building and
pulling out records."
Rose Austin,
with NASA

"Change the diapers of my four daughters and
seven grandchildren. I'm a lucky woman."
Julie Shally,
with NASA


"Clean evety possible bodily fluid as a nurse ...
I've done it."
Helen Shoemaker,
with Dynamac Corp.

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