#OverIt Moment: She holds the ranks of colonel and Master Army Aviator for the U.S. Army and has been a flight simulation engineer, robotic hardware developer, engineering consultant, senior technical advisor and mission specialist astronaut on four space shuttle missions for NASA.
Nancy Currie-Gregg was born on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She received her M.S. degree in safety engineering from USC in 1985. Currie-Gregg went on to serve in the U.S. Army for over 22 years and held the ranks of colonel and Master Army Aviator. She began working at NASA in 1987 as a flight simulation engineer and has since been involved in robotic hardware and procedure development for the shuttles and space station by working as a spacecraft communicator. As of 2006, Currie-Gregg serves as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Automation, Robotics, and Simulation Division in the Johnson Space Center Engineering Directorate. She is also a consultant at NASA’s Space Human Factors Engineering Project and has accrued 1,000 hours in space as a mission specialist astronaut on four space shuttle missions. Currie-Gregg has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Legion of Merit, NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, NASA Flight Simulation Engineering Award and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. Through her incredible work, she’s helped make one small step for woman and one giant leap for womankind.