Today marks the fourth day of 28 Days of Black Excellence created by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Phillip highlights the work of Dr. Valerie L. Thomas, inventor of the illusion transmitter and retired associate chief of the Space Science Data Operations Office (SSDOO) at NASA. His musical inspiration comes from the song “Just My Imagination” made popular by The Temptations.
Dr. Valerie L. Thomas (1943-)
Notable Achievements: Dr. Thomas invented the illusion transmitter, for which she received a patent in 1980. She was responsible for developing the digital media formats image processing systems used in the early years of the Landsat program.
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This episode of 28 Days of Black Excellence was sponsored by Alfred P. & Ann M. Moore.
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