Charlie Blackwell-Thompson is the first woman to serve as a NASA launch director
Engineer Charlie Blackwell-Thompson has become the first woman to lead NASA’s space launch, leading the Artemis 1 lunar mission. This is reported by The New York Times. Thus, Blackwell-Thompson has full control over the work of the team, including the countdown procedure and the development of plans in case the launch is postponed.
We are all part of something incredibly special, the first launch of Artemis. What have you done today will inspire generations to come. So, thank you for your resilience,” Charlie said. “…the harder the climb, the better the view. We showed the Space Coast tonight what a beautiful view it is, so congratulations.”