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Benjamin Franklin, Science Founding Father

While popularly known for his role as one of the United States' founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin was also a renowned scientist who made a number of substantial contributions in the field of Earth ... Continue reading

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

NASA's premier X-ray observatory was named the Chandra X-ray Observatory in honor of the late Indian-American Nobel laureate, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (pronounced: su/bra/mon'/yon chandra/say/kar). ... Continue reading

Inventor: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver, born a slave in 1864 (approximately), contributed significantly to agricultural research. Although he was orphaned as an infant, endured hardship in pursuit of his education, ... Continue reading

Inventor Samuel Pierpont Langley

Born in the Boston suburb of Roxbury, Ma., Samuel Langley was one of America's most accomplished scientists. His work as an astronomy, physics, and aeronautics pioneer was highly regarded by the ... Continue reading

A portrait of Samuel Langley