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.”

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