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Have you heard the name Gwynne Shotwell? Well you should have. She’s the President and COO of #SpaceX, and #90 in Forbes Power Women of 2015. She manages the day-to-day operations of the commercial space exploration company founded by Elon Musk, including a manifest of nearly 50 launches to be going up in the next few years, contracts worth close to $5 billion, a new deal with NASA to deliver astronauts to the space station, and an initiative to develop satellite internet services. She graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. She was the seventh employee hired on to SpaceX in its founding year (2002) and has been in her current role since 2008. Prior to SpaceX she spent over ten years at Aerospace Corporation and was Director of Microcosm’s Space Systems Division. #wcw #womeninscience #womeninstem #thankyoustemwomen