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Space Exploration - Tales of Houston Women

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Space Exploration - Tales of Houston Women

Join us for a special discussion with Dr. Donoviel of Baylor College of Medicine and Translational Research Institute for Space Health and Dr. Visinsky of Oceaneering Space Systems. This program is part of the Tales of Houston Women programming experience and is brought to you in partnership with the Association of Women in Science Gulf Coast Houston Chapter and the Houston History Alliance.


Meet our Scientists

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Dorit Donoviel

Dr. Donoviel is the Director at Translational Research Institute for Space Health and an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Space Medicine. She has been honored with many awards including the NASA Group Achievement Award and Special Commendation Award for Exceptional Service from the NASA Human Research Program. 

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Monica Visinsky

Dr. Visinsky graduated with a B.S. in EE and B.A in Computer Science in ’90, a M.S. in EE in ’92, and a PhD in EE in ’94, all from Rice University. After a brief sojourn into the oil industry, she started working at Oceaneering Space Systems in 1996 in support of Space Station robotics. She has tested space station components and experiments for compatibility with the Space Station maintenance robot – the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) and supported the engineering back room for mission control for a variety of robotic operations from space station assembly and cargo delivery missions to repairs of space station components and specialized experiment operations.