Auñón-Chancellor (b. 1976)
is a NASA astronaut and engineer. She was a flight engineer on the
International Space Station for Expedition 56/57.
She started her
career at NASA as a flight surgeon, supporting medical operations for ISS
astronauts. She also has experience as an aquanaut. Her work and research have
been recognized with honours such as the William K. Douglas Award and the US
Air Force Flight Surgeons Julian Ward Award.
Janice Voss (1956-2012) was a NASA astronaut and engineer. She
jointly held the record for most space flights by an American woman, with five
over seven years.
She flew as a
mission specialist on space shuttles Endeavour, Columbia and Discovery. She
worked for Orbital Sciences Corporation, as well as Science Director at NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory.
Stephanie Wilson (b.
1966) is a NASA astronaut and engineer. She was the second African-American
woman in space, after Mae Jemison.
After graduating with degrees in engineering from Harvard
and the University of Texas, she began working for the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in California. She was a member of three Space Shuttle missions, and
received the NASA Space Flight Medal, as well as the NASA Distinguished Service
Medal, several times throughout her career.
Samantha Cristoforetti (b. 1977) is an
astronaut working for the European Space Agency, the first Italian woman in
space. She also holds the record for the longest single space flight by a
woman, and for the longest uninterrupted space flight by any European
She is also a pilot
and an engineer, graduating from the Technical University of Munich. She is one
of the first women lieutenants and fighter pilots in the Italian Air Force.
Another claim to fame is being the first person to brew an espresso coffee in