This is the Nasa Physicist who invented 3d movies. Her Name is Valerie Thomas.
Valerie Thomas was born in May of 1943, in Maryland. She showed interest in technology early on but she wasn’t quite encouraged to pursue her interest. And although her father was also interested in electronics, he would not help young Valerie with projects. Wanting to learn about science, eight-year-old Valerie checked out a book titled ‘The Boy’s First Book On Electronics’ and created science projects on her own.
Thomas went to an all-girl high school which placed very little emphasis on math and science. Upon graduating from high school, Thomas became one of two women at the time to major in physics at Morgan State University. She excelled in her studies and once she graduated from Morgan State, she accepted a job as a data analyst with NASA.
Thomas proved to be a very important employee at NASA. She oversaw the development of the image-processing system for Landsat in the 1970s. Landsat was the first satellite capable of sending images from outer space back down to Earth. Thomas later invented the illusion transmitter for which she received the patent for in 1980. The illusion transmitter creates optical illusion images using two concave mirrors. The unique shape of the mirrors produces an image that appears real or 3D. This technology was later adopted by NASA and has been used in surgery and to make TV screens. Valerie continued working for NASA until she retired in 1995. She had held numerous positions with NASA, like Project Manager of the Space Physics Analysis Network which allowed her to contribute immensely to space exploration.
We thank you Valerie Thomas for you amazing contribution to this world.
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