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6 Secrets You Never Knew About NASA 'Miss Guided Missile'

Did you notice something unusual in the title? 'Miss Guided Missile'? Mis-Guided Missile? Yes, I sense a pun.
Anyway, jokes apart. NASA which was founded July 29, 1958, hosted a beauty contest for Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) female employees.


6 Secrets You Never Knew About NASA 'Miss Guided Missile'

6 Secrets You Never Knew About NASA 'Miss Guided Missile'

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NASA 'Miss Guided Missile'

1. NASA introduced a beauty contest for Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) female employees.

1. NASA introduced a beauty contest for Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) female employees.

2. NASA never had an agency-wide pageant for women from all centers, the Lewis Space Center in Ohio, nonetheless crowned one "Miss NASA" each year between 1968 and 1973.

NASA 'Miss Guided Missile'

The Lewis Space Center in Ohio is also known as NASA Glenn.

3. Alane Hine, Miss Guided Missile 1955 was... 

NASA 'Miss Guided Missile'

...crowned by JPL's longest-serving director cum rocket scientist Walter Pickering.

4. The title 'Miss Guided Missile' was then changed to 'Queen of Outer Space'.

4. The title 'Miss Guided Missile' was then changed to 'Queen of Outer Space'.

Here, name unknown is the winner of the 1959 "Queen of Outer Space".

5. However, the contest was discontinued in the 1970s.

NASA 'Miss Guided Missile'

6. Miss NASA 1973, Merri Fahnenbruck was the last known Miss Guided Missile or Queen of Outer Space winner of the Apollo era.

NASA 'Miss Guided Missile'

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