Engineer and astronaut who all, in 2008, became the 50th girl to go to space. She offered as a Objective Specialist on the area Shuttle Discovery so that as a Air travel Engineer on the Russian International Space Place objective. She graduated summa cum laude in the School of North Dakota. She participated in Expedition 36 over the International Space Place. She wedded and had one young child. She and Sally Trip were both feminine astronauts.