Jean Dougherty Strother (b. 1921) (center). Also pictured: E.J. Ducayet (right) and R.C. Buyers (left)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1409]

Creator: Bell Helicopter Company

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1961

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1409

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Summary

Dora Jean Dougherty Strother (b. 1921) (center) was a human factors engineer and test pilot for Bell Helicopter Co. in 1961 when this photograph was taken, and had just broken a helicopter altitude record (at 19,406 feet) in a Bell 47G-3. She was being congratulated by Bell chief test pilot R.C. Buyers (at left) and company president E.J. Ducayet (at right). Strother earned the first Ph.D. in aviation science from New York University and received many awards during her career for achievements in flight and engineering.

Subject

  • Strother, Dora Jean Dougherty 1921-
  • Ducayet, E. J
  • Buyers, R. C
  • Bell Helicopter Company
  • New York University

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1409

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1961

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Topic

  • Women engineers
  • Air pilots
  • Women scientists
  • Helicopter pilots
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Test pilots

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1409]

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