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 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. Nowak gained international attention on February 5, 2007, when 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 ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of Americasee more on Lisa Nowak
Sunita Lyn "Suni" Williams née Pandya is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indian-Slovenian descent. She holds the records for longest single space flight by a woman, total spacewalks by a woman, and most spacewalk time for a woman. 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, United States of Americasee more on Sunita Williams
Sandra Hall Magnus is an American engineer and a 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. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States of Americasee more on Sandra Magnus
Julie Payette, OC, CQ is a Canadian engineer and astronaut. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as Chief Astronaut for the CSA, and has served in other roles for both NASA and CSA, such as CAPCOM. In July 2013, Julie Payette was named Chief Operating Officer for the Montreal Science Centre in the Old Port of Montreal. In April 2014, she was appointed a Director of the National Bank of Canada. ...more on Wikipedia
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