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Women In Space & Aviation Panel Discussion & Tours

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USS Hornet Museum

707 West Hornet Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

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Women In Space & Aviation

A special panel discussion with women working in “space” moderated by Sarah Cruddas*.

Join us on Saturday January 19, 2019 for this amazing look at women’s careers and history in the “space race” and aviation.

Cost of Attendance:

Adult Admissions: $35.00 per person

Student and Youth Admissions: $15.00 per person

Military, Veterans: $25.00 per person.

Free for Musuem Members

Please email us for the necessary discount code: outreach@uss-hornet.org


SarahCruddasSarah Cruddas is an English space Journalist, Broadcaster and TV Presenter (BBC) with an academic background in astrophysics. She is the popular voice of space on British TV and a passionate advocate for space exploration. She has a book coming up for global release on the topic of Apollo 50th Anniversaries, with a forward by astronaut Eileen Collins.


1801_CaseyKeys_006Catherine Keys holds a B.S.E. in Earth Systems Science and Engineering and a M.E in Space Engineering from the University of Michigan. She has over 7 years of experience at SSL as a space environments engineer. Her responsibilities include radiation testing of piece parts, unit and spacecraft evaluation for total dose, EMC, venting, and overseeing the space environment design of various spacecraft programs. Outside of work she holds a HAM radio license and sets on the board of the non-profit Sunnyvale Community Players.


920x920Wendy L. Holforty works at NASA Ames Research Center located at Moffett Field, California. Wendy got interested in aircraft and space flight during her time as a police officer leading to her profession as an aerospace engineer at NASA where she develops procedures to facilitate air traffic control. In addition she serves as the team project manager for an all-girls robotics team, the Space Cookies, and offers technical advice in building a robot for the FIRST Robotics challenge.


profilepic-aprilDr. Yvonne Cagle is an astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and consulting professor for Stanford University’s department of cardiovascular medicine and its department of electrical engineering. In addition, Dr. Cagle also has served as a certified senior aviation medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration and a qualified advanced cardiac life support instructor. Dr. Cagle’s groundbreaking work is preserving historic NASA space legacy data while, simultaneously, galvanizing NASA’s lead in global mapping, sustainable energies, green initiatives, and disaster preparedness.


tina_silvia_pic_2017_0Tina Silva received a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. She is currently a Systems Engineering Manager at SSL MDA in Palo Alto, most recently responsible for BulgariaSat-1 Spacecraft which launched in June of 2017. She has also held the roles of Propulsion Systems Lead for 10+ spacecraft, Propulsion Lead for SSL’s Mission Control, and actively participates in the Advance Product and Technology development at SSL. Prior to her industry experience Tina was an assistant professor at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She has authored or coauthored 8 technical journal papers and over 20 conference papers. Her main research areas has been in ion and Hall thrusters and cathodes for solar electric propulsion missions. She has also been involved in electric propulsion for small spacecraft research and experimental high-lift aerodynamics research fields.

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