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News Archive / Author: Sara Howard

Sara Howard graduated from Louisiana State University with an Honors Degree in Mathematics and Astronomy in 1965. After graduation, Sara worked for Boeing as an Aerospace Engineer on the first stage (S-IC) of the Saturn V during the Apollo Program. She also worked at the Michoud Assembly Facility from 1965-1967. In 2009, on the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11, Howard was contacted by the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian for her written history. Sara’s latest book is, “Mischief at Michoud” about her experiences working as a rare woman engineer among the guys. This amazing plant is mostly unknown to the public although it is still in use today.

Articles By Sara Howard

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo – Setting the stage(s)

    March 2nd, 2014

    Everything we use today that has a motor or engine has to be tested. All the parts are manufactured in different places and then delivered to an assembly plant where they are put together. The two most familiar items are cars and airplanes. However, it was the same with the stages and modules of the […]