Megan Jensen Is First Female Lead Engineer Responsible For U.S. ICBM Systems

In this image taken with a slow shutter speed and provided by the U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test early Wednesday, April 26, 201, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
In this image taken with a slow shutter speed and provided by the U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test early Wednesday, April 26, 201, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Senior Airman Ian Dudley/U.S. Air Force via AP
In this image taken with a slow shutter speed and provided by the U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test early Wednesday, April 26, 201, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
In this image taken with a slow shutter speed and provided by the U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test early Wednesday, April 26, 201, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Senior Airman Ian Dudley/U.S. Air Force via AP

Megan Jensen Is First Female Lead Engineer Responsible For U.S. ICBM Systems

The first-ever female lead engineer responsible for America’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System (ICBM) is 28 year-old engineer Megan Jensen. At the Hill Air Force Base in Utah. She’s responsible for 100 percent of the upkeep, care and launch of our nukes in the unfortunate event that we should ever need to use them. Jensen joins us to share how her life story reflects the progress women have made in STEM professions. When asked about her role, Jensen says, “You have to be right, 100% of the time.”

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Megan Jensen, lead engineer of America’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System