Josephine Jue (born 1946) is a Chinese-American computer programmer and mathematician who is best known for being the first Asian-American woman working in NASA, where she worked for 37 years. Jue is a founding member of the Chinese Baptist church of Houston, Texas.
Jue was born in Vance, Mississippi, into a Mississippi Delta Chinese family. She received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Houston.
Work for NASA
Jue joined NASA in 1963, being one of eight women at the time, and the sole Asian-American woman. She worked for NASA for 34 years, where she held four different positions. During her time, Jue worked as a compiler for the Space Shuttle program, and also worked for Apollo 11. She also was the chief of NASA's Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) in 1975. She is best known for development, implementation, and maintenance of the HAL/S system during the Space Shuttle program.