Here I post the “filling the gap” exercises for the “Pay it Forward” project, with the key:
- Ushered into the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in 1935 [….], they acted as human computers.
- Called the West Computers, after the area to which they were relegated, they helped blaze a trail for mathematicians and engineers of all races and genders to follow.
- Built in 1917, this research complex was the headquarters for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)…
- Surrounded by the West Computers and other academics, it took decades for Shetterly to realize the magnitude of the women’s work.
- Growing up in Hampton, Virgina, in the 1970s, Shetterly lived just miles away from Langley.
1. Iceland travel guide.
Resting on the edge of the Arctic Circle and sitting atop one of the world’s most volcanically active hot spots, Iceland is an inspiring mix of magisterial glaciers, bubbling hot springs and rugged fjords, where activities such as hiking under the Midnight Sun are complemented by healthy doses of history and literature.
2. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
He was a large man with rounded shoulders, a massive head, and a broad, intelligent face, sloping down to a pointed beard of grizzled brown. A touch of red in nose and cheeks, with a slight tremor of his extended hand, recalled Holmes’ surmise as to his habits. His rusty black frock-coat was buttoned right up in front, with the collar turned up, and his lank wrists protruded from his sleeves without a sign of cuff or shirt. He spoke in a slow staccato fashion, choosing his words with care, and gave the impression generally of a man of learning and letters who had had ill-usage at the hands of fortune.