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By Laura Hamilton Waxman

Have you outfitted a funky technological know-how venture? In center college, Aprille Ericsson received moment position in a technological know-how reasonable. She knew she desired to maintain developing awesome technological know-how initiatives. As an grownup, she grew to become an engineer and works at NASA development spacecraft.

Ericsson used to be one of many few women in her center university who enjoyed math and technological know-how. Years later, she grew to become the 1st girl to obtain a PhD in mechanical engineering from Howard collage. At NASA, she's helped construct spacecraft which could map the moon, video display weather switch, or maybe carry soil and rocks again from Mars. find out how Ericsson's ardour for technology has helped her pave the way in which for destiny engineers.

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Com. , 4, 6 Large Space Structures Institute, 16–17 NASA, 6, 14, 17, 19, 20–21, 23, 26–27 polar ice caps, 25 public speaking, 27–29 Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), 22 satellites, 21–24 lasers, 25 Space Race, 6 Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA), 21 Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, 23 Mars, 12, 21 Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), 22 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 11–14 missiles, 14 Women in Science and Engineering Award, 26 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Laura Hamilton Waxman has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

SpaceX and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2015. Will humans ever live on another planet? Learn about the engineer who’s trying to make it happen. Ventura, Marne. Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2014. Love outer space? Find out how Neil deGrasse Tyson went from starstruck kid to popular space expert. Waxman, Laura Hamilton. Exploring Space Travel. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2012. Discover what it takes to get into outer space and what being in space is like for astronauts.

I have been able to present my research and speak around the United States, Canada, Germany, and England. . I’ve even attended a space shuttle launch. ” —Aprille Ericsson 28 TIMELINE 1963 1986 Ericsson graduates from MIT with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical/astronautical engineering, four months after the Challenger disaster. 1995 Ericsson becomes the first woman to earn a PhD in mechanical engineering from Howard University. 2009 The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA), which Ericsson worked on, launches.

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