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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Mike Pechacek, a chief select temporarily assigned to USS Constitution, re-enacts part of Constitution's first battle.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Mike Pechacek, a chie...

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Aug. 17, 2009) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Mike Pechacek, a chief select temporarily assigned to USS Constitution, re-enacts part of Constitution's first battle as part ... More

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) family at "Olmsted," Provo, Utah

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) family at "Olmsted," Provo, Utah

Description: Paleontologist and fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) often took his family along on collecting trips. This photograph was taken around 1907 when the family stopped ... More

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), Sidney Stevens Walcott (1892-1977), and Helen Breese Walcott (1894-1965)

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), Sidney Stevens Walcott (1892-19...

Description: In 1909, while in the Canadian Rockies near Field, British Columbia, Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) discovered what has come to be known as the Burgess Shale. Named after Burgess Pass near t... More

Mary Jane Rathbun (1860-1943), working with crab specimens

Mary Jane Rathbun (1860-1943), working with crab specimens

Description: Mary Jane Rathbun (1860-1943) worked for the United States Fish Commission and later at the United States National Museum in the Department of Marine Invertebrates. She began her work as an unpaid ... More

Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934)

Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934)

Description: Polish physicist Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, sharing it with her husband Pierre in 1903 for their work on radioactivity. After ... More

Mary Knapp Strong Clemens (1873-1965) with Joseph Clemens (1862-1936)

Mary Knapp Strong Clemens (1873-1965) with Joseph Clemens (1862-1936)

Description: Mary Knapp Strong Clemens (1873-1965) is shown at the New York Botanical Garden with her husband, Joseph Clemens (1862-1936), an ordained Methodist minister who had become a U.S. Army Chaplain in 1... More

Emma Perry Carr (1880-1972)

Emma Perry Carr (1880-1972)

Description: After earning her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, Emma Perry Carr (1880-1972) taught in the department of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College until becoming professor emeritus in 1946. A pionee... More

Lt. Paul Smith scrapes old paint from the shingles of the Blue Star Canteen.

Lt. Paul Smith scrapes old paint from the shingles of the Blue Star Ca...

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (May. 28, 2009) Lt. Paul Smith scrapes old paint from the shingles of the Blue Star Canteen. Smith and other sailors spent the day refurbishing the Canteen as part of a Community Relations Pro... More

Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934), sitting at desk

Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934), sitting at desk

Description: Ichthyologist Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934) earned both the first (Syracuse, 1889) and second (Chicago, 1896) biology doctorates awarded to women in the United States. She spent most of her car... More

Mildred Adams Fenton (1899-1995)

Mildred Adams Fenton (1899-1995)

Description: Mildred Adams Fenton (1899-1995) trained in paleontology and geology at the University of Iowa. She coauthored dozens of general science books with her husband, Carroll Lane Fenton, including Reco... More

Wilmatte Porter Cockerell (1871-1957) and Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866-1948)

Wilmatte Porter Cockerell (1871-1957) and Theodore Dru Alison Cockerel...

Description: In this 1935 photograph, botanist Wilmatte Porter Cockerell (1871-1957) is shown with biologist Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866-1948), whom she married in 1900. In 1901, he named the ultramari... More

Marjorie Van de Water (1900-1962)

Marjorie Van de Water (1900-1962)

Description: From 1929 until 1962, Marjorie Van de Water (1900-1962) covered advances in psychology and sociology for Science Service, winning several journalism awards and the admiration of social scientists f... More

Gustav Arthur (1902-2000) and Josephine Cooper

Gustav Arthur (1902-2000) and Josephine Cooper

Description: G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) Cooper (1902-2000) and his wife, Josephine Cooper, are shown here at work in his office in the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology, United States National Museum, now th... More

Minna P. Gill

Minna P. Gill

Description: During the 1910s, as a young woman, Washington, D.C., native Minna P. Gill was active in the women's suffrage movement and participated in many demonstrations for women's rights. After earning her... More

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) family campsite in the Canadian Rockies

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) family campsite in the Canadian ...

Description: Collecting trips for Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), paleontologist and fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, were often a family affair. This 1910 photograph shows their campsite... More

Nellie A. Brown (1876-1956)

Nellie A. Brown (1876-1956)

Description: A plant pathologist, Nellie A. Brown (1876-1956) was a member of Torrey Botanical Club while doing postgraduate work at University of California. She began working for U.S. Department of Agricultu... More

Mary Knight Dunlap (1910-1992)

Mary Knight Dunlap (1910-1992)

Description: Mary Knight Dunlap (1910-1992), daughter of the psychologist Knight Dunlap (1875-1949), was the founder of the Association for Women Veterinarians...Creator/Photographer: Julian Scott..Medium: Blac... More

A 1918 file photo shows the first gun fired at Naval Weapons Station Dahlgren.

A 1918 file photo shows the first gun fired at Naval Weapons Station D...

DAHLGREN, Va. (Jul. 22, 2009) A 1918 file photo shows the first gun fired at Naval Weapons Station Dahlgren. The World War I-era 7-inch, 45-caliber tractor-mounted gun will be reconditioned and placed on displa... More

Matilda Moldenhauer Brooks (b. 1890)

Matilda Moldenhauer Brooks (b. 1890)

Description: Botanist Matilda Moldenhauer (b. 1890) was completing graduate work at Harvard University (Ph.D., 1920) when she met biologist Sumner Cushing Brooks. During their marriage, Matilda and Sumner cond... More

Gladys Rowena Henry Dick (1881-1963)

Gladys Rowena Henry Dick (1881-1963)

Description: Pathologist Gladys Rowena Henry Dick (1881-1963), shown in this 1927 photo, was co-developer of a vaccine for scarlet fever with her husband George Frederick Dick (1881-1967). Born in Nebraska, Gl... More

Mary Steichen Calderone (1904-1998)

Mary Steichen Calderone (1904-1998)

Description: The physician Mary Steichen Calderone (1904-1998) became a prominent public figure as the Director of Sex Information and Education Council of the United States, a post she held from 1954 to 1982..... More

Roxana Judkins Stinchfield Ferris (1895-1978)

Roxana Judkins Stinchfield Ferris (1895-1978)

Description: After Roxana Judkins Stinchfield Ferris (1895-1978) received an A.M. in botany from Stanford University (1916), she joined the research and curatorial staff of the university's Dudley Herbarium. T... More

Elizabeth M. Bright, sitting in lab

Elizabeth M. Bright, sitting in lab

Description: Between 1918 and 1924, physiologist Elizabeth M. Bright, then affiliated with the Laboratory of Physiology, Harvard Medical School, worked on the effects of radiation, publishing in such journals a... More

Kendall Emerson, Alix Churchill, Eleanor Brown Merrill

Kendall Emerson, Alix Churchill, Eleanor Brown Merrill

Description: When this photograph was taken in 1935, Dr. Alix Churchill (seated in center), Associate Secretary General of the International Association for Prevention of Blindness and Executive Secretary of th... More

Jane Blankenship Gibson

Jane Blankenship Gibson

Description: The caption accompanying this 1961 image reads: "Mrs. Carl Gibson who as Jane Blankenship won high science honors in school, combines her scientific work with advanced studies and homemaking." As ... More

Arlene Frances Fung

Arlene Frances Fung

Description: Arlene Frances Fung was a native of Trinidad who had attended medical school in Ireland and in 1968 was doing chromosome research at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia...Creator/Phot... More

Kristine Elisabeth Heuch Bonnevie (1872-1948)

Kristine Elisabeth Heuch Bonnevie (1872-1948)

Description: The biologist, Kristine Elisabeth Heuch Bonnevie, was the first female member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and, in 1912, the first woman to be appointed as a university professor... More

Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker (1901-1957)

Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker (1901-1957)

Description: British botanist Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker (1901-1957), born in Leigh, Lancashire, is best known for her research on the edible seaweed Porphyra laciniata (nori). Her analysis of the nori lifecycle ... More

Mary Katherine Bryan (b. 1877)

Mary Katherine Bryan (b. 1877)

Description: Plant pathologist Mary Katherine Bryan (b. 1877) was educated at Stanford University (A.B., 1908) and worked in the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1909-1934, and the Univ... More

Patricia Brown (b. 1928)

Patricia Brown (b. 1928)

Description: In 1963, when this photograph was taken, Patricia Brown (b. 1928) was a chemical engineer working at Texas Instruments and had just been elected president of the Society of Women Engineers...Creato... More

Bird Stein Gans (1868-1944)

Bird Stein Gans (1868-1944)

Description: Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Bird Stein Gans (1868-1944) received her education at Columbia University, the New School for Social Research, and New York University. At the age of twenty, Gans j... More

Nathalia Clara Ruth Crane (1913-1998)

Nathalia Clara Ruth Crane (1913-1998)

Description: Famous as a child prodigy, Nathalia Clara Ruth Crane (1913-1998) published her first book at age ten and later became a professor of literature. This photograph was used to illustrate a news story... More

Lise Meitner (1878-1968), standing at meeting with Arthur H. Compton and Katherine Cornell

Lise Meitner (1878-1968), standing at meeting with Arthur H. Compton a...

Description: Austrian-born physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968) is shown here (at right) with actress Katherine Cornell and physicist Arthur H. Compton on June 6, 1946, when Meitner and Cornell were receiving awa... More

Kathleen Beyer Blackburn (1892-1968), sitting in chair

Kathleen Beyer Blackburn (1892-1968), sitting in chair

Description: The distinguished British botanist Kathleen Beyer Blackburn (1892-1968) taught at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1926, Science News Letter reported that "plants as well as animals have... More

Marjorie MacDill Breit (1896-1987)

Marjorie MacDill Breit (1896-1987)

Subject: Breit, Marjorie MacDill 1896-1987. Science Service..Type: Black-and-white photographs..Topic: Journalism, Scientific. Zoology. Ecology. Women scientists..Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5654]..S... More

Mary Elizabeth Collett (b. 1888)

Mary Elizabeth Collett (b. 1888)

Description: Physiologist Mary Elizabeth Collett (b. 1888) attended Wellesley College (A.B., 1910) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1919) and had research appointments at Clark University, Karolinska ... More

Estrella Eleanor Carothers (1883-1957), standing outside holding specimen case

Estrella Eleanor Carothers (1883-1957), standing outside holding speci...

Description: Estrella Eleanor Carothers (1883-1957) taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1913-1933, and then continued her groundbreaking genetics research on the order Orthoptera at the University of ... More

Frederick Seitz (1911-2008), Ava Helen Miller Pauling (1903-1981), Detlev Wulf Bronk (1897-1975), and Paul Weiss

Frederick Seitz (1911-2008), Ava Helen Miller Pauling (1903-1981), Det...

Description: Ava Helen Miller Pauling (1903-1981) was a noted pacifist, human rights activist, and conservationist, and a leader in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, American Civil Liberti... More

Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) and Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896-1984)

Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) and Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896-1...

Description: Biochemist Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) and her husband Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896-1984) were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1947 for their work on how the human body metab... More

Carolina Amor de Fournier

Carolina Amor de Fournier

Description: Carolina Amor de Fournier was associated with the Mexican journal La Prensa Médica Mexicana and was editor of Hummingbirds and Orchids of Mexico (1963)...Creator/Photographer: Watson Davis..Medium:... More

Hazel Gay

Hazel Gay

Description: When she retired in 1961, Hazel Gay had served for 45 years as head librarian at the American Museum of Natural History in New York...Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer..Medium: Black ... More

Vera Katherine Charles (1877-1954)

Vera Katherine Charles (1877-1954)

Description: A graduate of Mt. Holyoke, mycologist Vera Katherine Charles (1877-1954) earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1903 and then became a scientist at Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agr... More

Josephine G. Fountain

Josephine G. Fountain

Description: During the early 1960s, Josephine G. Fountain, a registered nurse who worked at the University of Florida Teaching Hospital and Clinics, invented the "Direct Suction Tracheotomy Tube" (U.S. Patent ... More

Wiktorja S. Dembowski

Wiktorja S. Dembowski

Description: In 1927, biologist Wiktorja S. Dembowski worked at the M. Nencki Institute in Warsaw, Poland...Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer..Medium: Black and white photographic print..Persisten... More

Ethel Mary Doidge (1887-1965)

Ethel Mary Doidge (1887-1965)

Description: Born in England, the botanist Ethel Mary Doidge (1887-1965) immigrated to South Africa as a child, was educated at the University of the Cape of Good Hope, and became one of the pioneers in South A... More

Alice Brown (1857-1948)

Alice Brown (1857-1948)

Description: Alice Brown (1857-1948) studied anatomy at Cornell University. When she published The Black Drop (1919), a novel with scientific themes, the publisher emphasized that its "main character inherits ... More

Mary Constance Blair (1877-1955), standing outside building

Mary Constance Blair (1877-1955), standing outside building

Description: Mary Constance Blair (1877-1955) was a professor of botany at Northwestern University, where she had earned an M.A. in 1918 and a Ph.D. in ecology in 1922, the first such degree awarded at the scho... More

Frances Densmore (1867-1957)

Frances Densmore (1867-1957)

Description: Ethnologist Frances Densmore (1867-1957) spent much of her career working in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology and the Library of Congress, as she collected and p... More

Frederika Vern Blankner (1901-1989)

Frederika Vern Blankner (1901-1989)

Description: A distinguished poet, scholar of Italian classics, and chronicler of Scandinavian literature, Frederika Vern Blankner (1901-1989) was a graduate of the University of Chicago. For many years, she c... More

Sophia A. Satina (1879-1975) and Albert Francis Blakeslee (1874-1954), shown with samples of mold

Sophia A. Satina (1879-1975) and Albert Francis Blakeslee (1874-1954),...

Description: Cytologist Sophia A. Satina (1879-1975), shown with geneticist Albert Francis Blakeslee, was born in Russia, where she taught at the Women's College of Moscow until 1921. Satina's research collabo... More

Carrie M. Derick (1862-1941), standing outside building

Carrie M. Derick (1862-1941), standing outside building

Description: The botanist Carrie M. Derick (1862-1941) was the first female university professor in Canada, and became a full professor at McGill University in 1912. This photograph may have been taken by jour... More

Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972)

Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972)

Description: Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Brown University but is best known, along with her husband Frank Bunker Gilbreth, for revolutionizing management techniques. I... More

Wanda Margarite Kirkbride Farr (b. 1895), sitting in lab with microscope

Wanda Margarite Kirkbride Farr (b. 1895), sitting in lab with microsco...

Description: Wanda Margarite Kirkbride (b. 1895) was completing graduate work in chemistry at Columbia University when she met and married Clifford Harrison Farr. When Clifford died in 1928, while they were li... More

Eleanor Plunkette Brown (b. 1887)

Eleanor Plunkette Brown (b. 1887)

Description: During the 1930s, when this photograph was taken, Eleanor Plunkette Brown was National Secretary of the Society for the Prevention of Blindness; by 1944, now married, Eleanor Brown Merrill was the ... More

Anna ("Vesse") and Odd Dahl

Anna ("Vesse") and Odd Dahl

Description: Odd Dahl (1899-1994) was a Norwegian adventurer who had no formal scientific training but later made great contributions to research on atomic energy. He read physics while a member of Roald Amund... More

Mary Blade, standing at blackboard

Mary Blade, standing at blackboard

Description: In 1946, when this photograph was taken, Mary Blade was the only woman on the Cooper Union engineering faculty (where she initially taught drawing, mathematics and design) and one of few women on a... More

Kathleen May Crossley

Kathleen May Crossley

Description: Kathleen May Crossley was on the physics faculty at University of Toronto from 1920s through 1940s...Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer..Medium: Black and white photographic print..Per... More

William M. Mann (1886-1960) and Lucile Quarry Mann (1897-1986)

William M. Mann (1886-1960) and Lucile Quarry Mann (1897-1986)

Description: From 1925 to 1956, William M. Mann (1886-1960) was Director of the National Zoological Park. His wife, Lucile Quarry Mann (1897-1986) often accompanied him on collecting trips. In 1940 the Mann's w... More

Katharine J. Scott Bishop (1889-1976), sitting in lab

Katharine J. Scott Bishop (1889-1976), sitting in lab

Description: Trained as an anatomist, Katharine J. Scott Bishop (1889-1976) graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1915 and, working with Herbert M. Evans, discovered the importance of Vi... More

Margaret V. Dunham, standing at bank of instruments

Margaret V. Dunham, standing at bank of instruments

Description: In 1943, when this photograph was taken, Women's Army Corps Lt. Margaret V. Dunham was conducting research in the Chemical Warfare Service's Medical Division at the Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. A... More

The wreckage of a World War II patrol boat is seen in approximately 300 feet of water off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.

The wreckage of a World War II patrol boat is seen in approximately 30...

WASHINGTON (Sep. 09, 2009) In this composite side-scan sonar image released by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the wreckage of a World War II patrol boat is seen in approximate... More

Members of the U.S. Navy demonstration parachute team, the Leap Frogs, prepare to jump from a 1942 commemorative Air Force C-47.

Members of the U.S. Navy demonstration parachute team, the Leap Frogs,...

BELOIT, Wis. (May. 29, 2009) Members of the U.S. Navy demonstration parachute team, the Leap Frogs, prepare to jump from a 1942 commemorative Air Force C-47 at the Southern Wisconsin Airfest. The performance is... More

Jane Stafford (1899-1991)

Jane Stafford (1899-1991)

Description: Although she majored in chemistry at Smith College, Jane Stafford (1899-1991) spent most of her career communicating about medicine. Stafford worked at the American Medical Association before join... More

Ruby Ficklin Bryant (1906-2002)

Ruby Ficklin Bryant (1906-2002)

Description: Col. Ruby Ficklin Bryant (1906-2002) played an important role during the Korean War as Chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1951-1955...Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer..Medium: Black... More

Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964)

Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964)

Description: Biologist Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964) began her career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service but achieved fame and social influence with publication of such popular books as The Sea Around U... More

Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979), demonstrating equipment in lab

Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979), demonstrating equipment in lab

Description: In 1938, when this publicity photograph was taken, physicist Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979) worked at General Electric Research Laboratories, where she did important research in surface chemis... More

Margaret Clay Ferguson (1863-1951)

Margaret Clay Ferguson (1863-1951)

Description: Plant physiologist Margaret Clay Ferguson (1863-1951) earned her Ph.D. at Cornell University (1901) and taught at Wellesley College from 1893 to 1932. In 1929, she was elected president of the Bot... More

Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963), sitting at desk with specimens

Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963), sitting at desk with specimens

Description: Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) specialized in the study of grasses and conducted extensive field work in South America, often personally funding her research trips, as it was considered inappropriate... More

Wanda G. Bradshaw

Wanda G. Bradshaw

Description: The caption accompanying this Lockheed Missiles and Space Company public relations photo read: "Wanda G. Bradshaw is in the metallurgy and ceramics department of Lockheed's research laboratories. ... More

Jacqueline Cochran (d. 1980)

Jacqueline Cochran (d. 1980)

Description: During her aviation career, from the 1930s through the 1960s, Jacqueline Cochran (d. 1980) set more speed and altitude records than any contemporary pilot, male or female, and was the first woman t... More

Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972), walking in to the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf Adolf

Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972), walking in to the Nobel ceremony wit...

Description: This photo was taken in 1963, as physicist Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972) was being escorted by King Gustav Adolf of Sweden to a gala banquet following the ceremony during which she received the ... More

Bob Engstrom, left, presents a flag to Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve, to honor POW/MIAs at the remembrance table ceremony during the Southern Wisconsin AirFest 2009.

Bob Engstrom, left, presents a flag to Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink, Chief o...

JANESVILLE, Wis. (May. 30, 2009) Bob Engstrom, left, presents a flag to Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve, to honor POW/MIAs at the remembrance table ceremony during the Southern Wisconsin AirFest 2... More

Eloise Gerry (1885-1970), shown at microscope

Eloise Gerry (1885-1970), shown at microscope

Description: By the 1920s, Eloise Gerry (1885-1970) was considered one of the foremost investigators in wood technology in America and one of few female scientists specializing in research on lumbering, wood ut... More

Annie Barbara Clark Callow with E.H. Callow

Annie Barbara Clark Callow with E.H. Callow

Description: This photograph from a 1932 handmade New Year's greeting card shows nutritionist Annie Barbara Clark Callow with her husband, the physicist E.H. Callow, who worked at the Low Temperature Research S... More

Muriel A. Case (1901-1981), sitting in lab

Muriel A. Case (1901-1981), sitting in lab

Description: Biologist Muriel A. Case (1901-1981) studied at Boston University and was doing research in biology at Mt. Desert Isle laboratory when this photograph was taken in the 1920s...Creator/Photographer:... More

Mary N. Crawford, shown sitting next to blackboard

Mary N. Crawford, shown sitting next to blackboard

Description: Physician Mary N. Crawford worked at the Serum Exchange of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where, in 1962, she discovered that she was one of a few people in the world with the rare blood ... More

Mary Livingston Ripley (d. 1996), S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), Salim Ali

Mary Livingston Ripley (d. 1996), S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), Salim ...

Description: In 1976 S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), ornithologist and eighth Smithsonian Secretary made a trip to India to conduct research with Salim Ali for their "Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan."... More

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) transits the Thames River to start her final deployment.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) tran...

GROTON, Conn. (Jul. 13, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) transits the Thames River to start her final deployment. Philadelphia was commissioned in 1977 and is tentatively ... More

Willey Glover Denis (1879-1929)

Willey Glover Denis (1879-1929)

Description: Pioneering biochemist Willey Glover Denis (1879-1929) studied at Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane University), and received a Ph.D. from University of Chicago in 1907; after research which included a... More

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus presents Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Awards to Drs. Jerome and Isabella Karle during their retirement.

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus presents Depart...

WASHINGTON (Jul. 21, 2009) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus presents Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Awards to Drs. Jerome and Isabella Karle during their retirement ... More

Dr. Jerome Karle, left, and Dr. Isabella Karle cut their respective cakes as they retire from the Naval Research Laboratory after a combined 127 years of government service.

Dr. Jerome Karle, left, and Dr. Isabella Karle cut their respective ca...

Washington (Jul. 21, 2009) Dr. Jerome Karle, left, and Dr. Isabella Karle cut their respective cakes as they retire from the Naval Research Laboratory after a combined 127 years of government service. Secretary... More

Parade participants march down Pennsylvania Avenue

Parade participants march down Pennsylvania Avenue

Parade participants march down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2009 presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are providing military ceremonial s... More

Space shuttle STS-129

Space shuttle STS-129

Launch: 2:28 p.m. EST - Nov. 16, 2009.Landing: 9:44 a.m. EST - Nov. 27, 2009, Kennedy Space Center, Fla. .Space Shuttle: Atlantis. Crew: Commander Charles O. Hobaugh, Pilot Barry E. "Butch" Wilmore, Mission Spe... More

Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of th...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 01, 2009) Sailors participate in a New Year's Day 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Exp... More

Expedition 20

Expedition 20

Launch: Soyuz TMA-15 May 27, 2009.Landing: October 11, 2009.Astronauts: Gennady Padalka, Michael Barratt, Timothy Kopra, Koichi Wakata, Roman Romanenko, Frank Winne, Robert Thirsk and Nicole Stott..The Expediti... More

An SA-330 Puma helicopter picks up pallets from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1).

An SA-330 Puma helicopter picks up pallets from the Military Sealift C...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 01, 2009) An SA-330 Puma helicopter picks up pallets from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) during a vertical replenishment with the amphib... More

Space shuttle STS-125

Space shuttle STS-125

Launch: 2:01 p.m. EDT – May 11, 2009.Landing: 11:39 a.m. EDT – May 24, 2009, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif..Space Shuttle: Atlantis.Crew: Commander Scott D. Altman, Pilot Gregory C. Johnson, Mission Specialists... More

Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of th...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 01, 2009) Sailors participate in a New Years Day 5k run on the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expe... More

Quartermaster 2nd Class Kathryn Herd enters the New Year's Day entry in the deck log as the clock strikes midnight aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

Quartermaster 2nd Class Kathryn Herd enters the New Year's Day entry i...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 01, 2009) Quartermaster 2nd Class Kathryn Herd enters the New Year's Day entry in the deck log as the clock strikes midnight aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theod... More

Line handlers heave line to maintain tension during a replenishment at sea.

Line handlers heave line to maintain tension during a replenishment at...

PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 01, 2009) Line handlers heave line to maintain tension during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry/ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) aboard the amphibious... More

NASA Employees Like to Have Fun with Chalk

NASA Employees Like to Have Fun with Chalk

Date April 28, 2009.Description: Mysterious chalkings have been reported throughout NASA Langley Research Center. The puzzling messages appeared overnight and urge employees to take bizarre actions, such as smi... More

Storekeeper 2nd Class Stephanie Ruth inspects and documents the condition of the vehicle she will drive to support the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee.

Storekeeper 2nd Class Stephanie Ruth inspects and documents the condit...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 01, 2009) Storekeeper 2nd Class Stephanie Ruth inspects and documents the condition of the vehicle she will drive to support the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee (AFIC). AFIC is a joint-service... More

Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participate in a swim call.

Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) part...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 02, 2009) Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participate in a swim call. Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are on deployment in the U.S. ... More

 A Navy hospital corpsman conducts a medical exam on an Afghan man.

A Navy hospital corpsman conducts a medical exam on an Afghan man.

HELMAND PROVENCE (Jan. 02, 2009) A Navy hospital corpsman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment conducts a medical exam on an Afghan man in Now Zad, Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Albert... More

Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Kevin Kovacich, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, jump off the ship at the start of a swim call.

Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS The...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 02, 2009) Capt. Ladd Wheeler, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Kevin Kovacich, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, jump off the ship at t... More

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Elisha Manning performs a routine dental cleaning aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Elisha Manning performs a routine dental c...

PERSBIAN GULF (Jan. 02, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Elisha Manning performs a routine dental cleaning aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed as part of... More

Postal Clerk 3rd Class Justin Richard gives mail to Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Ivianna Ortiz during mail call.

Postal Clerk 3rd Class Justin Richard gives mail to Aviation Ordnancem...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 04, 2009) Postal Clerk 3rd Class Justin Richard, left, gives mail to Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Ivianna Ortiz during mail call in hangar bay two aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier U... More

ostal Clerk Seaman Amy Ross rechecks the organization of mail before calling mail call.

ostal Clerk Seaman Amy Ross rechecks the organization of mail before c...

GULF OF OMAN (Jan. 04, 2009) Postal Clerk Seaman Amy Ross rechecks the organization of mail before calling mail call in hangar bay two aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roose... More

High-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Port Antonio with Southern Partnership Station.

High-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Port Antonio with Southern ...

PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica (Jan. 04, 2009) High-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrives in Port Antonio with Southern Partnership Station to begin training with the Jamaican Defense Force in a variety of topics. Southern... More

Air Force airmen load a Navy Seabee mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle into an Air Force C-17 for transportation.

Air Force airmen load a Navy Seabee mine resistant, ambush protected v...

AL TAQQADUM, Iraq (Jan. 04, 2009) Air Force airmen load a Navy Seabee mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle into an Air Force C-17 for transportation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Cl... More

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