Woman Computer with Microscope and Calculator

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A human computer at work with a microscope collecting data at Langley Research Center. She sits next to a Friden calculating machine. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) hired women to serve as "computers" in the mid 1930s, doing the drudge work of reading data from test results (from film as shown here), calculating formulas and plotting results.

Image Number: L-74768
Date: March 24, 1952


Owner: NASA on The Commons
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