Pioneering Space & Motherhood: With Dr. Anna Fisher
She’s been a pioneer, mentor, and friend to all of the astronauts (and cosmonauts), but especially to the female ones. She’s retiring next month, so it was a huge honor to speak with her before she goes on to the next chapter of her extraordinary life.
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Dr. Anna Fisher gave birth to her first daughter on a Friday and was back at NASA for a work meeting on Monday. Let that sink in for a moment. Dr. Fisher is exceptional in so many ways. She was one of the only women in her medical school class at UCLA.
She was in the first class of female astronauts at NASA. She also took 7 years in the middle of her career to stay home with her daughters.