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The Female Physicist Inspiring Underrepresented Scientists

The Female Physicist Inspiring Underrepresented Scientists By Katie McCormick At the age of 10, Anne L’Huillier watched in awe as Apollo 11 landed on the moon and two intrepid astronauts stepped out, venturing into a new frontier. As an adult, L’Huillier has become a pioneer herself, taking the first steps toward subfemtosecond laser pulses. In doing so, she helped establish…

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Pilot Wally Funk Carries 60 Years of History to Space

Funk, 82, finally saw her aspiration come to life Tuesday when she launched on aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight alongside billionaire Jeff Bezos and two other people. By Marisa Iati Floating in the isolation tank, Wally Funk felt weightless. She couldn’t see or hear. There was nothing to taste or smell. When she patted the eight feet of water surrounding her, she…

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