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36 aerospace women win fellowships

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A fellowship program for women in aerospace pays tribute to space industry pioneer Brooke Owens, shown here during a zero-G airplane flight. (Photo courtesy of the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program)

Thirty-six women with a passion for aerospace have been selected to receive the first batch of Brooke Owens Fellowships – paid summer internships at a wide range of institutions across the country.

One of the women, Chelsey Ballarte, will be spending the summer with us at GeekWire.

Others will be joining her in the Seattle area at organizations such as Blue Origin, Planetary Resources, Vulcan Aerospace and the Museum of Flight.

“These women have the potential not only to contribute to the aerospace industry but to lead it,” Lori Garver, a former NASA deputy administrator who is now general manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, said in today’s announcement of the fellowships.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributing editor at GeekWire, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Check out "About Alan Boyle" for more fun facts.

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