Women rove!

Women rove!
Women rove! The MER mission was way ahead of the current women’s movements. On Feb. 22, 2008, the entire tactical operations team both onsite at JPL and offsite at remote institutions just happened to be comprised of all women. "It was a milestone,” said NASA’s Barbara Cohen, now of Goddard Space Flight Center. Standing left to right: Jennifer Herman, Cindy Alarcon- Rivera, Brenda Franklin, Caroline Chouinard, Sharon Laubach, Pauline Hwang, Colette Lohr, Tara Estlin, Dina ElDeeb. Sitting left to right: Diana Blaney, Cindy Oda, Ashley Stroupe, Julie Townsend, Alicia Fallacaro Vaughan, Manju Kapoor. Not pictured: Ling Su, Amy Knudson, Aileen Yingst, Elaina McCartney, Mariek Schmidt, Barbara Cohen, Wendy Calvin, Emily Dean, Joannah Metz, Nicole Spanovich, Alian Wang, Kim Lichtenberg, Zsarina Bulchand, and Amy Chen. NASA / JPL-Caltech

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