Susan Finley: NASA Engineer for Half a Century

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Susan G. Finley, whose career with NASA spans more than five decades, will monitor signals from the explorer Juno on the Fourth of July, when it is expected to reach Jupiter.

“I don’t have a degree,” said the 79-year-old woman who was one of NASA’s first female engineers. “I think I’m kind of smart, maybe… I just hate school. I love work.”