Annie J. Easley NASA Computer Scientist and Mathematician

When space exploration is discussed, most of the public focuses on the astronauts. It should be remembered that mathematicians and aeronautical engineers make space travel possible rather than science fiction. Annie J. Easley (1933-2011)  was a NASA mathematician and computer scientist who  worked there in 1955 to  1989 . This photograph shows her working in […]

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A Woman Soldier in The Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (1978)

For 30 years Eritrea waged a war of liberation against Ethiopian rule . This conflict was rooted in ethnic strife, complications from past Italian colonialism, and the complexities of the Cold War era. This photograph from Life Magazine shows an Eritrean woman soldier fighting for the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front. She is holding an Ak-47.  It […]

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