Barbara Kegerreis Lunde (b. 1937)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5569]

Creator: Lunde, Barbara Kegerreis b. 1937

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1964

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

In 1964, Barbara Kegerreis Lunde (b. 1937) was an aerospace engineer at the Goddard Space Flight Center of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), and is shown conferring with unidentified colleagues; by the mid-1980s, she was working on fiber optics research in the private sector. The caption on the reverse of this NASA photograph explained that the "lady space scientist" had become an engineer "because she liked dealing with absolute facts," and added, "she also likes bikini swim suits." In 1986, Lunde, by then a fiber optics engineer at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, began marketing a line of silver-coated nylon underwear (the brand was called "Silver Lining") said to help screen electromagnetic pulses from televisions, computers, and microwave ovens. See "Computer Softwear," Washington Post, July 20, 1986, and "High-Tech Skivvies for Scriveners," Chicago Tribune, August 20, 1986.

Subject

  • Lunde, Barbara Kegerreis b. 1937
  • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Northwestern Bell Telephone Company

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

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

Date

1964

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Women engineers

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5569]