Science and Technology

"Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist"

George Morgan

About the Program

George Morgan tells the story of his mother, Mary Sherman Morgan, the first female rocket scientist in the U.S. and inventor of hydyne, the propellant that boosted America's first satellite into orbit.  The program Mary Morgan worked on was highly secret, so her family had very little idea of her accomplishments until after her death.  Commentary is provided by Ashley Stroupe of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.     

About the Authors

George Morgan

George Morgan is the Playwright in Residence at the California Institute of Technology.  His works include "Second to Die," "Nevada Belle," and "Thunder in the Valley." 


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"Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist"

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Past Airings

  • Tuesday, October 15th at 3am (ET)
  • Saturday, September 28th at 9am (ET)
  • Sunday, September 15th at 4pm (ET)
  • Saturday, September 14th at 11pm (ET)
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