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NASA Flight Director to Speak at El Paso Museum of History

NASA Flight Director Ginger Kerrick

NASA Flight Director Ginger Kerrick

From Press Release

Women in the Space Industry: How to Make Your Dream a Reality
El Paso Museum of History
Saturday, August 15, 2009 | 2 – 3 p.m. | FREE

Ginger Kerrick is NASA’s current Flight Director in the training division at Johnson Space Center in Houston and is the first person of Hispanic heritage to lead Mission Control. Kerrick will share her story of the challenges she faced on the way to achieving her goals and provide a summary of the opportunities available in the space industry. She hopes her story will empower El Paso girls and show them that a positive outlook and persistence are key elements to achieving one’s dreams and goals.

About Ginger Kerrick

Ginger Kerrick graduated from Hanks High School in 1987. She attended two years at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) before transferring to Texas Tech University where she received a bachelor’s in Physics in 1991 and a master’s in Physics in 1993. Her goal had always been to work for NASA. During her undergraduate career, Kerrick continuously applied for summer internships at NASA with no success. During her senior year, NASA accepted her as an intern. She returned to NASA in a co-op program as a graduate student. Her success in a male-dominated profession should serve as an inspiration to women who are majoring in or thinking of majoring in physics.

Seating is limited. Please call (915) 351-3588 to RSVP.

The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as the Pass of the North.

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