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us: Shirley, Donna, 1941-

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  • Fuller Name

    • Donna L.
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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        Pauls Valley (Okla.)
    • Associated Locale

        Tulsa (Okla)
    • Associated Locale

        Wynnewood (Okla.)
    • Associated Locale

        Pasadena (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        Seattle (Wash.)
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          • Organization: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
          • Organization: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
          • Organization: Oklahoma University
          • Organization: Managing Creativity
          • Organization: Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
      • Organization

          United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
      • Organization

          Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
      • Organization

          Oklahoma University
      • Organization

          Managing Creativity
      • Organization

          Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
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    • Sources

      • found: Managing Martians, 1998: CIP t.p. (Donna Shirley)
      • found: Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture web site, Dec. 6, 2013 (Donna L. Shirley; b. 1941 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; age fifteen she took flying lessons and at sixteen soloed at the Pauls Valley airport; valedictorian in her senior year at Wynnewood High School; She was crowned Miss Wynnewood in 1961 and competed for Miss Oklahoma; graduated with a bachelor's degree in aerospace/mechanical engineering in 1965 from Oklahoma University; worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; She later completed a master's degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Southern California; After retiring from NASA in 1998, Donna Shirley returned to her alma mater and became assistant dean of the College of Engineering at Oklahoma University)
      • found: Her web site, Dec. 6, 2013 (Donna Shirley, President of Managing Creativity, is a well-known manager, educator, speaker, consultant and trainer on the management of creative teams; 2002-2003 she was the founding Director of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, Washington; location: Tulsa OK; email:
      • found: Academy of Achievement web stie, Dec. 6, 2013 (Donna Shirley was raised in Wynnewood, Oklahoma; worked on the very first unmanned mission to Mars in 1966 and continued her association with Mars research)
      • found: IMDb, Dec. 5, 2013 (Donna Shirley, miscellaneous crew/advisor, is known for her work on First Look (2004), Bouncing to Mars (2003) and Countdown to Mars (2003))
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      • 2013-12-10: revised
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