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MAKING HISTORY: France Córdova Becomes First Female Chief Scientist at NASA

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS.

Today we highlight the first female Chief Scientist at NASA, France Córdova. Although she surprisingly shied away from science as an undergraduate, Córdova eventually followed her passion to disover and explore, becoming the internationally recognized astrophysicist she is today. 

Córdova has contributed an invaluable amount of research to the science community and has become a role model for young women today who are pursuing science and technology. 

Accomplishing as much as she has in a male-dominated world, Córdova has learned to deal with naysayers:

"Perhaps growing up as the oldest of 12 children, I learned to tune out noise, and I consider that noise."