Leading Ladies:

Women in Flight & The Space Age

I’d like to introduce my newest project! Leading Ladies is an ongoing project intended to  commemorate the plethora of amazing women of the past and present.

Every Leading Lady paper doll template is available in a PDF download to assemble at home. 

Imagine the possibilities that await! Print these over and over. Share them, and pass them around. Make them or gift them. You choose! Please make sure that you learn about these women and all that they have accomplished! NASA & SPACEX, Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Taikonauts, Spationauts, and Space Travelers all have one thing in common. Their goal is the advancement of the human race through scientific discoveries found in space.

Keep an eye on the site, as I will be adding batches of new designs! Don’t miss a chance to download an inspiring SHERO! Cheers to these Leading Ladies! May we be them! May we raise them! May we aim for the stars with them!

I loved playing with paper dolls as a kid. They travel easily and provide a fun craft with an engaging activity allowing imaginative play to fill hours of time with adventures! My hope is that these incredible women will inspire generations of future Leading Ladies. The sky is no longer the limit!

Leading Lady NASA/SpaceX Astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker

  • Download the PDF file containing the Leading Lady Paper Doll Pattern of your choice. Included in your PDF packet you will receive directions on how to make your Leading Lady as well as included additional free material and hyperlinks for you to learn more about why she is an inspiring individual and a Leading Lady

    All Leading Lady Paper Doll Patterns are hand drawn by Artist Jen Haefeli.

  • NASA/SpaceX Dragon Crew Member Astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker is currently serving as a Mission Specialist for Mission Resilience. She traveled to the International Space Station on the SPACEX Dragon capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 15, 2020. Keep an eye on her mission status! How neat is it to know that she is up there right now?!

    Dr. Walker has worked at the Johnson Space Center as a Robotics Flight Controller under the Space Shuttle Program in the Mission Control Center. She also worked with NASA's civil service in the International Space Station Program designing and building robotic hardware for the Space Station!  Dr. Walker even lived in Russia and collaborated with the Russian Space Agency, which helped develop solutions for in-orbit experiences, the focus of the work done while she served at the Mission Evaluation Room (MER) as well as while she served as the Deputy Manager of the On Orbit Engineering Office. 

    Leading Lady in Flight & The Space Age Dr. Walker is doing amazing things! Look up into the sky when you learn about her and send her a hello! She is up there working hard for us!