Frances 'Poppy' Northcutt (August 10, 1943-) is a Texas attorney who notably began her career as a 'computress' and member of the technical staff on the Apollo Program during the space race. She was the first female engineer to work in NASA's Mission Control during Apollo 8.[1] Lunar crater Poppy is named after her.[2][3]

Later in her career, Northcutt became an attorney specializing in women's rights. In the early 1970s, she served on the national Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women.[3]


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