Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas

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  • Accomplishements
  • I received a patent for my Illusion Transmitter, The device produces optical illusion images via two concave mirrors, concave mirrors create images that appear to be real, or in front of the mirror itself
  • Connections
  • I developed computer programs to research many things that help us to understand the way parts of space work.
  • Legacy
  • Though I was encourage to not peruse anything in math or science, I worked at NASA and now I'm most well known for the Illusion Transmitter I made. I received a patent for it and many doctors use my invention.
  • Valerie Thomas received a number of awards for her hard work in NASA, like the GSFC Award of Merit, the highest award given by GSFC. She also received a patent for her invention in 1980.
  • Her work researching the ozone layer and satellites helps us to have a have a better understanding to how everything works and she managed the development of the image-processing systems for Landsat, the first satellite to send images to earth from space.
  • Valerie Thomas had many contributions to NASA like how she helped to develop computer programs that helped to research ozone layers, comets, satellites, etc but she is most well known for her illusion transmitter, a piece of technology we still use today.
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