Summary: precision aerobatic pilot and chief engineer of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, whose research projects included testing heat-resistant tiles for the space shuttle and using F-16XL aircraft to smooth out airflow over airplane wings with the goal of building faster and larger commercial airlines, who won the Arthur S. Fleming Award for science in 1992 and the Aerospace Educator Award from Women in Aerospace in 1998.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: August 18, 1957
Died: September 18, 2005
Location: Yukon, Oklahoma