Mt. Vernon, NY--February 20, 2015--Wanda J. Harding, a Technical Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) mission control manager, is the author of "When I Consider God's Amazing Universe" and Pastor's Book Club 100 children book author for Heritage Month at Grace. Ms. Harding's book is inspired by Psalms 8:3, "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place," is written from a biblical perspective for new born to age four. She will be at Grace for youth Sunday, February 22, 2015, and is a special guest for Grace's Church School Black History Program. She will sign copies of her book after all three services at The Bookstore At Grace.
Wanda is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of the Benjamin E Mays High School Academy of Math and Science. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Hampton University (Virginia) and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta). Currently she serves as Technical Director for the NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), the nation's next generation of polar-orbiting weather and environmental monitoring satellites. Prior to joining NOAA in 2013, she served as a Senior Mission Manager with the NASA Launch Services Program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where she led the NASA mission integration teams on a number of science missions, including the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover in 2011.
Wanda accepted Christ, and was baptized, at an early age while growing up at Antioch Baptist Church, North. She is the oldest daughter of Mrs. Wendolyn and the late William "Bill" Harding, who she credits as providing her with a foundation, built on the best of home, church, and school. She currently resides in Maryland, and is an active member of The People's Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, MD. She is also a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.