Virginia Norwood, a pioneer in the field of aerospace, passed away at the age of 96 at her home in Topanga, California. Norwood invented a scanner that has been used for more than 50 years to map and study the Earth from space. Her invention, known as the multispectral scanner, revolutionized the way scientists study the planet by allowing them to determine the properties of various materials on the Earth’s surface. The technology has since been used for a variety of applications, including resource management, weather forecasting, and even environmental regulation. Norwood’s contributions to the field of aerospace and environmental science will be remembered for generations to come.
Today: November 30, 2023