The latter would be the foundation for a career at NASA where her work would be instrumental in America’s race to Space. In 2015, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor. She also received the Congressional Gold Medal by the United States Congress and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
There was definitely something in the water as she also lived to 102. Her presence continues to be felt and have an impact for everyone the generations to come. Hope this is an inspiring story to fuel your day.