Featured here is the video for the Women of True Grit NASA Episode. It aired originally on November 18th 2022.
Alabama’s Women of True Grit
Great Resilience is Transformative
Edie Hand’s Women of True Grit series continues and highlights the Women of NASA on Alabama Public Television on November 17th at 8 pm Central Time. Women of True Grit vignettes will air on ABC Sinclair Broadcasting Group starting in November in Birmingham, Alabama.
The program features Dr. Lisa Watson-Morgan, Jody Singer, and Lakeisha Hawkins.
Jody Singer is the director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Appointed in September 2018, Singer manages one of NASA’s largest field installations, with nearly 6,000 on- and near-site civil service and contractor employees and an annual budget of approximately $3.6 billion.
Lakiesha Hawkins is the Deputy Manager (SES) of, the Human Landing System Program at NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Dr. Lisa Watson-Morgan is the program manager for NASA’s Human Landing System, tasked with the rapid development of the lander that will safely carry the first woman and the next man to the Moon’s surface in 2024. That voyage, a critical milestone in NASA’s bold new Artemis Program, will pave the way for a long-term human presence on the Moon by 2028, reigniting America’s leadership in crewed exploration of the solar system and taking the next giant leap toward sending human explorers to Mars.
These amazing women share their stories on the upcoming Women of True Grit program.