Sally Ride [BA, BS, MS, PhD]
Education: BA English, BS Physics, MS Astrophysics, PhD Astrophysics from
Experience: NASA Astronaut (STS-7, STS-41), Physics Professor UCSD
Current Position: President and CEO of Sally Ride Science
Major accomplishments: first American woman in space
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride
She is doing a wonderful job where she is right now ... and having a real impact ... not what she'd do at NASA HQ with all the BS.
Point of fact: Dr. Ride was the first American woman in space, not the first woman. The former Soviet Union put the first woman into space in 1963, one Valentina Tereshkova.