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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-08-2017 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In celebration of International Women's Day on Wednesday (March 8) and Women's History Month in March, NASA's Johnson Space Center released this photo of women in its past and present astronaut corps.

Pictured, from left to right: Megan Behnken, Christina Koch, Ellen Ochoa, Nicole Mann, Tracy Dyson, Anne McClain, Anna Lee Fisher, Marsha Ivins, Serena Aunon, Jessica Meir, Sunita Williams, Stephanie Wilson, Kate Rubins, Shannon Walker, Ellen Baker and Karen Nyberg. Peggy Whitson can also be seen on the screen at the front of the room, as broadcast from the International Space Station.

East-Frisian
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posted 03-08-2017 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I miss several female astronauts - maybe next year.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-08-2017 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unlike the last photo of NASA's women astronauts, Lisa Nowak wasn't available?

brianjbradley
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posted 03-08-2017 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brianjbradley   Click Here to Email brianjbradley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks to me like this photo was meant to be all active and management astronauts working at JSC. So really the only person missing is Jeanette Epps.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-08-2017 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That earlier photo was an off-site gathering in honor of the late Sally Ride. It included many women who no longer work at Johnson Space Center.

Today's photo included only JSC employees. Below is an alternate version of the photo with only members of the astronaut office.

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Originally posted by brianjbradley:
So really the only person missing is Jeanette Epps.
Epps is in Russia preparing for a mission to the International Space Station.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-11-2017 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Today's photo included only JSC employees.
So Ellen Baker is still working at JSC even though she resigned from NASA in 2011 (among other retired women astronauts)?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-11-2017 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was mistaken. Baker is currently the director of Project ECHO at MD Anderson, and I'm told Ivins no longer has a role at Johnson.

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posted 12-28-2017 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS   Click Here to Email MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Janet Kavandi on Twitter:
At the 2017 Astronaut Reunion, the female astronauts gathered for a photo. An awesome group of women!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-28-2017 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The annual astronaut reunion in Houston was held this year on Dec. 15. Fairly certain this correct:

Back row: Jenni Sidey, Stephanie Wilson, Ellen Ochoa, Jasmin Moghbeli, Loral O’Hara, Peggy Whitson, Janet Kavandi, Nicole Stott, Zena Cardman, Kate Rubins, Kayla Barron

Front row: Eileen Collins, Shannon Lucid, Rhea Seddon, Karen Nyberg, Lisa Nowak, Sandy Magnus, Joan Higginbotham, Bonnie Dunbar, [unknown], Kathy Sullivan, Megan McArthur Behnken, Barbara Morgan, Nicole Mann, Julie Payette, Cady Coleman, Jessica Watkins

Delta7
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posted 12-28-2017 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "unknown" in the picture looks like it could be Mary Ellen Weber.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-28-2017 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At first, I didn't think it was Weber, but based on this photo from October, you might be correct.

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posted 12-29-2017 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know what's up with Mary Cleave? Is she not able to make it back for the reunions? She's a class act.

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posted 12-29-2017 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delta7:
The "unknown" in the picture looks like it could be Mary Ellen Weber.

I concur.

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posted 12-29-2017 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know you're getting old when a bunch of astronauts look so young. Most of them ARE younger than I am. Please excuse me while I go away and have a little sob.

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