List of famous female flight engineers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female flight engineers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being flight engineers. There are thousand of females working as flight engineers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic flight engineers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a flight engineer then the people below should give you inspiration.
People on this list include Sunita Williams and Julie Payette.While this isn't a list of all female flight engineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female flight engineers?" and "Who are the best female flight engineers?"
Lisa Marie Nowak (née Caputo, born May 10, 1963) is an American former naval flight officer and NASA astronaut. Born in Washington, D.C., she was selected by NASA in 1996 and qualified as a mission specialist in robotics. Nowak flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-121 mission in July 2006, where she was responsible for operating the robotic arms of the shuttle and the International Space Station. On February 5, 2007, she was arrested in Orlando, Florida, and subsequently charged with the attempted kidnapping of U.S. Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, who was romantically involved with astronaut William Oefelein. Nowak was released on bail, and initially pleaded not guilty to ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.see more on Lisa Nowak
Sunita Pandya Lyn Williams (born September 19, 1965) is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indo-Slovenian descent. She formerly held the records for total spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes). Williams was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and Expedition 15. In 2012, she served as a flight engineer on Expedition 32 and then commander of Expedition 33. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio
Sandra Hall Magnus (born October 30, 1964) is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She returned to Earth with the crew of STS-119 Discovery on March 28, 2009, after having spent 134 days in orbit. She was assigned to the crew of STS-135, the final mission of the Space Shuttle. She is also a licensed amateur radio operator with the call sign KE5FYE. From 2012 until 2018 Magnus was the executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinoissee more on Sandra Magnus
Julie Payette (born October 20, 1963) is the Governor General of Canada, the 29th officeholder since Canadian Confederation. On July 13, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Queen Elizabeth II had approved the appointment of Payette as the next Governor General of Canada. She was sworn in on October 2, 2017. She is the fourth woman and the sixth francophone to hold the post. Payette is an engineer, businessperson, and a former member of the Canadian Astronaut Corps. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, and has logged more than 25 days in space. She served as chief astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and has served as capsule communicator at ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montreal, Canadasee more on Julie Payette