Dr. Christine Darden is a mathematician and aerospace engineer who left teaching to become a data analyst for NASA at its Langley Research Center. In 1973, Darden was promoted to the position of aerospace engineer; in 1989, she was appointed as the technical leader of NASA’s Sonic Boom Group where she was responsible for developing the sonic boom research program internally at NASA. In 1994, Darden became the deputy program manager of The TU-144 Experiments Program; in 1999, she was appointed as the director in the Program Management Office of the Aerospace Performing Center at Langley Research Center. In March 2007, Darden retired from NASA as Director of the Office of Strategic Communication and Education.
Photos of Dr. Christine Darden by NASA.