“Rocket Woman”: from space shuttle engineer to space historian

Linda (Getch) Dawson ’71 grew up during the height of the space race between the US and the USSR. She recalls driving with her family to an observatory to hear the beeping of the Soviet satellite Sputnik as it passed overhead. “It’s funny how your path takes different turns, but I always came back to…


This entry originally appeared at www.technologyreview.com/2021/08/24/1030588/rocket-woman-from-space-shuttle-engineer-to-space-historian, and may be a summary or abridged version.