Joan Higginbotham Among Those Celebrated by NASA During Womens History Month

During Women’s History Month, NASA celebrates its notable achievers and astronaut and pilot Joan Higginbotham is one who has reached the stars.

Joan Higginbotham is one of those women.

Higginbotham was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1996. She began her career at NASA in 1987 as an electrical engineer at the Kennedy Space Center.

In November of 2007, Higginbotham retired from NASA.

She is depicted before a NASA T-38 trainer while taking a break from training for the STS-116 mission.

The NASA women scientists, pilots, astronauts and researchers play a prominent role in the success of the agency today.