30 NovThe Society of Women Engineers (Assignment 8)

The Society of Women Engineers was formed on May 27, 1950. It was composed of 50 women. Now, in 2011, it has over 17,000 members. The Society of Women Engineer’s mission is to “stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, demonstrate the value of diversity.” Kathryn D. Sullivan would not be part of it because it is for engineers and she is a geologist. Although she did fix some issues with the space shuttles (EVA) she isn’t considered an engineer. I think it would support the views of Kathryn D. Sullivan because I thinks she thinks that women should be encouraged to pursue a science career.

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07 Nov

Robert L This is a link to my powerpoint. It has nice pictures and my bibliography.

 

07 NovRobert Crippen

Robert L. Crippen

I chose Robert L. Crippen to be the contemporary to Kathryn D. Sullivan because I noticed that they were on one of the same space missions. I also chose him because he went into space. I think that people that have gone into space are very brave people. I think it takes a lot of courage going to the unknown. Especially if something goes wrong on the mission, the only ones to fix are the astronauts themselves.

They both have been awarded numerous awards. Robert Crippen received more than Sullivan, however Robert L. Crippen served in the military so many of his awards come from there. Also, Crippen is an aerospace engineer, while Sullivan is a Geologist. Unfortunately, at the time, NASA was more prone at the time to hire males as opposed to females. This leads to Crippen going on four space flights, while Sullivan went on three. However, Sullivan performed multiple EVA, while Crippen didn’t perform any. Kathryn D. Sullivan never married, and Robert Crippen married and had three daughters. There have been 54 women have been in space whereas 306 men have been in space.

As it was said before, NASA was more prone to hire males. However, I also think that NASA was more prone to hire males is that males had experience as pilots, whereas women were never allowed to be pilots. Also, Robert Crippen showed that early on he was always interested in space because of his degree in Aerospace Engineering whereas Kathryn Sullivan was more interested in the Earth.

06 OctAssignment 4

Kathryn D. Sullivan has received: NASA’s Medal for Outstanding Leadership

Exceptional Service Medal (twice)

Space Flight Medal (three times)

American Astronautical Society’s Vic Prather EVA Award

Haley Award of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics

U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation’s Lone Sailor Award

Ohio Museum Association’s Distinguished Museum Professional Award

In my opinion, I think she is a fantastic role model. She showed woman that they can go into space, and that they can accomplish the impossible. She also encourages young people to take challenges in their life, and to embrace them. She said in a speech to students that “if they want to lead challenging lives, they must develop solid skills and get good educations.” “If you want to do some exciting things in this world, you have to demonstrate some skill.”

I have pictures on this powerpoint, which I used in my presentation. Kathryn D1

06 OctAssignment 3

Kathryn D. Sullivan is an amazing role model for any young woman. She paved the way for future women who want to go into space. I was intrigued by Dr. Sullivan because she was the first women to walk in space, and I wanted to learn why. Sullivan was born October 3, 1951 in Patterson, New Jersey. Her parents are Donald P. Sullivan and Barbara K Sullivan. She lived in Woodland Hills, California. She graduated Taft High School in 1969. D. Sullivan went to University of California, Santa Cruz. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences in 1973. She went to Dalhousie University. She received a doctorate in Geology in 1973 from Dalhousie University.She was selected by NASA to become an Astronaut in January, 1978. Sullivan completed her training to become an Astronaut in August 1979. She was a systems engineer operator in NASA’s WB-57F high-altitude research aircraft in 1978. Kathryn Sullivan research was focused on remote sensing for NASA. Sullivan participated in several remote sensing projects in Alaska. She was also a co-investigator on the Shuttle Imaging Radar-B (SIR-B) experiment, which she flew on Mission STS-41G.Dr. Sullvian has been a Geologist, Oceanographer, NASA Mission Specialist, and a Veteran of three Space Shuttle missions. From the years of 1978 to 1992, Dr. Sullivan was a Mission Specialist Astronaut in NASA’s Space Shuttle program. Dr. Sullivan learned land remote sensing techniques as Mission Manager and in-flight scientist aboard NASA’s high-altitude WB-57F aircraft. She flew in three shuttle missions. In 1984, Dr. Sullivan was on the Challenger and became the first woman to walk in space. 1990, she was an EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) Mission Specialist aboard Discovery, on the Hubble Space Telescope deployment mission. In 1992, Dr Sullivian was the Payload Commander for the Atlas-1 Spacelab which was also her final flight. She became a part of national civilian space policy when she was appointed to the National Commission on Space in 1985. Very involved in science education. She helped create the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.In my opinion, I think she is a fantastic role model. She showed woman that they can go into space, and that they can accomplish the impossible. She also encourages young people to take challenges in their life, and to embrace them. She said in a speech to students that “if they want to lead challenging lives, they must develop solid skills and get good educations.” “If you want to do some exciting things in this world, you have to demonstrate some skill.”

21 SepMy project

Hello everyone! I have uploaded my project to a page called Kathryn D. Sullivan. If you look to the right hand side of my blog page, you will see a link, that if you click, it will bring you to a new page that has Doc3 on it. Click on Doc3 and it will ask you to allow it to download. Click yes, and my project will show up on a word document. I hope this information is very useful 🙂

21 SepBibliography

Angelo, Joseph A. Human Spaceflight. New York, NY: Facts on File, 2007. Print.

Anonymous. “Students Salute Astronaut Sullivan.” The Washington Post 22 Nov. 1984: 81. Print.

“Astronaut Bio: Kathryn D. Sullivan (03/2009).” NASA – Johnson Space Center. Mar. 2009. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. <http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/sullivan-kd.html>.

Lethbridge, Cliff. “NASA Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLAT) Background.” NASA Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLAT) – 1960. Spaceline, Inc., 2001. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. <http://spaceline.org/astronauts/nasaladies.html>.

Sullivan, Kathryn. “Ad Astra per Aspera.” American Scientist 92.1 (2004): 74-76. Print.

“South Carolina Space Grant Consortium Scholarships / Fellowships – Kathy Sullivan.” College Home – College of Charleston. South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, 8 Mar. 2011. Web. 17 Sept. 2011. <http://spinner.cofc.edu/~scsgrant/scholar/kathysullivan.html>.

 

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15 SepWhy I chose Kathryn D. Sullivan

Kathryn D. Sullivan is an amazing role model for any young woman. She paved the way for future women who want to go into space. I was intrigued by Dr. Sullivan because she was the first women to walk in space, and I wanted to learn why. Dr. Sullivan was born October 3, 1951 in Patterson, New Jersey. Her parents are Donald P. Sullivan, Barbara K Sullivan. She lived in Woodland Hills, California. Dr. Sullvian has been a Geologist, Oceanographer, NASA Mission Specialist, and a Veteran of three Space Shuttle missions. From the years of 1978 to 1992, Dr. Sullivan was a Mission Specialist Astronaut in NASA’s Space Shuttle program. Dr. Sullivan learned land remote sensing techniques as Mission Manager and in-flight scientist aboard NASA’s high-altitude WB-57F aircraft. She flew in three shuttle missions. In 1984, Dr. Sullivan was on the Challenger and became the first woman to walk in space. 1990, she was an EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) Mission Specialist aboard Discovery, on the Hubble Space Telescope deployment mission. In 1992, Dr Sullivian was the Payload Commander for the Atlas-1 Spacelab which was also her final flight. She became a part of national civilian space policy when she was appointed to the National Commission on Space in 1985. Very involved in science education. She helped create the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.

15 SepAnnotated Bibliography

Hi everyone, this is my bibliography for my research project. I will be adding new sources to this one, so keep an eye out for those changes!

This article is very helpful for the research paper. It describes a problem that has occurred on the Hubble Telescope. It states that Kathryn Sullivan is one of the astronauts to go and fix the problem. They were able to fix it and get the telescope back in orbit

Sawyer, Kathryn. “Hubble Telescope Spreads Its Wings.” The Washington Post 26 Apr. 1990: 1. Print.

This is my primary source. It is an article written by Kathryn Sullivan. It describes women’s struggle to be able to go to space, and how different women fought it, and how they were affected by not going into space.

Sullivan, Kathryn. “Ad Astra per Aspera.” American Scientist 92.1 (2004): 74-76. Print.

This is a newspaper article that explains what women were going into space. Sally ride and Kathryn Sullivan are two of the women going into space. It also says that they are the first women to go into space, and it says that Kathryn Sullivan was the first woman to walk in space.

Anonymous. “6 of America’s 8 Women Astronauts to Fly in ’84.” New York Times 19 Nov. 1983: 26. Print.

In this article, the author talks about all of Kathryn Sullivan’s achievements. It says how she was the first woman to walk in space. It also lists all of her awards and different Hall of Fame awards. It also says that she has received many degrees and honors.

Anonymous. “Kathryn Sullivan to Receive Sigma XI’s McGovern Award.” American Scientist 99.3 (2011). Print.

In this article, the author talks about how Kathryn Sullivan returned to her former high school to receive an award. While she recieved her award, she also gave the students a speech, motivating them to get good educations if they wanted to be able to face the challenges in life. It also talks about Sullivan receiving her bachelor of science degree.

Anonymous. “Students Salute Astronaut Sullivan.” The Washington Post 22 Nov. 1984: 81. Print.

01 SepFSEM Class Post

Hello everyone! I made this website for my Freshman Seminar.


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