The Badass Women of Space, Physics, and Math

©ourtesy of hijabeng reblogged girlengineer

Above. Eileen Collins – The first women to pilot the Space Shuttle (1995)

1. Marie Curie – Nobel Laureate in Physics for her pioneering work on radioactivity. (1903)

2. Ada Lovelace – Designated first programmer in the world (1815-1852)

3. Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in space, ever (1963)

4. Maria Goeppert-Mayer – Nobel Prize for proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus (1963)

5. Peggy Whitson –  First female to command the ISS (2008)

(Images via; NASA; universetoday.com; prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com; astrocollection.com; us.edu.p)

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