The NASA Pioneers line was commissioned to highlight pioneering individuals and their contribution to NASA and space exploration. We will be debuting new Pioneers throughout the year, sometimes in conjunction with a National History or Heritage Month.
*Please note that due to the screen printing process, and the use of high-resolution images, the resulting image on the shirt will appear a bit grainy and this is to be expected.*
Commander John B. Herrington - the first Native American in space (Chickasaw Nation)
Dr. Ellen Ochoa - First Hispanic Woman to go Into Space (https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/about/people/orgs/bios/ochoa.html)
Major General F. Charles Bolden Jr. - First African-American NASA Administrator (https://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/bolden_bio.html)
Mark Polansky - The first person of Korean ancestry in space (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/polansky_mark.pdf)
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan - The first American woman to spacewalk