A “human computer” at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory

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Date
1952
Credit Line
Courtesy of NASA Langley Research Center
Keywords
U.S. Government; Bay Area; Rotary calculator; Moving carriage; Friden, Carl; Mechanical calculation
Object ID
500004224

The technician reads data from photographic film and then performs initial calculations. The Friden calculator was among the most powerful available in 1952.