October 28, 2020

Mississippi moonshot: Josephine Jue, Mississippi native, NASA mathematician, first Asian-American woman at NASA

Born in Vance, Mississippi, Josephine Jue began working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston in 1963 as a mathematician.

Jue also worked as a compiler for Space Shuttle projects as well.

She was the very first Asian-American woman to work for NASA. She held numerous positions with NASA through her career.

No. 6, Astronaut Stuart Roosa, click here to read his story.