Sharon McDougle, Aerospace Trailblazer and Author of the book Suite Up for Launch with Shay! McDougle is a United States Air Force (USAF) veteran. McDougle began her career in the Crew Escape Equipment (CEE) Department as a suit technician responsible for processing the orange launch and re-entry pressure suit assemblies worn by all NASA space shuttle astronauts. She was one of only two women CEE Suit Technicians and the only Black technician when she began her career. She made history when she suited up Dr. Mae Jemison for her historic flight aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.