Pratiwi Sudarmono

Born in Bandung, Indonesia in the year 1952, this badass woman earned her Master's degree from the University of Indonesia and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Osaka, Japan.  After receiving her Ph.D., Pratiwi was selected to serve on  NASA mission STS-61-H as a Payload Specialist, which later was to be cancelled.  She now works at the University of Indonesia as a professor of Microbiological Science.  We look up to her for pioneering microbiological science in Asia and being the FIRST astronaut from Indonesia.  Talk about fearless.  

Posted on June 8, 2015 .