Born in 1947, Dr. France Córdova is known for her work as an astrophysicist in the Los Alamos National Laboratory where she studied white dwarfs and pulsars. She edited the book, “Multiwavelength Astronomy” and became a professor of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University. She also worked as a Chief Scientist for NASA from 1993-1996. In fact, when Pathfinder landed on Mars, it was carrying a plaque honoring her. She has received numerous awards and was featured in “The Path of Most Resistance” a PBS series.

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