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 Commander & Astronaut Eileen Collins

  • 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 Astronaut & United States Air Force Colonel Eileen Marie Collins was The First Female Pilot and The First Female Commander of a Space Shuttle! 

    Commander Collins long dreamed of being an Astronaut and put her mind to it! She studied Math & Science and received her education from Syracuse University, Stanford University and Webster University while beginning her successful career in the Air Force. Her dream came true when she was ranked second in attendance at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and was then selected for NASA's Astronaut program.

    Commander Collins' missions in Space include the "Return to Flight", which took place post-Discovery, the loss of several of her NASA colleagues. Commander Collins became the first Astronaut to take the Space Shuttle through a flight procedure known as a "360-degree pitch maneuver". This technique allowed for photgraphic evidence that the belly of the Shuttle did not sustain damage from loosened debris upon the launch into orbit, providing proof that the crew would have the opportunity to return home safely.

    Commander Collins is both a highly decorated Air Force Colonel as well as one of our most prolific and historic female Astronauts in history. She is certainly a Leading Lady and I hope that you enjoy learning about her by downloading her Paper Doll file and reading the enclosed information!