Marjorie Townsend

Marjorie Townsend, who managed a U.S. spacecraft launch, dies at 85, Washington Post

"In 1959, Mrs. Townsend became one of the first female engineers to join the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In the next decade, she became the first female spacecraft project manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. From the mid-1960s to 1975, she managed the agency's small astronomy satellite program, where she was responsible for the design, construction, testing and orbital operations of NASA's first astronomical spacecraft."

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