Kitty Joyner, electrical engineer, at Langley in 1952 (NASA Images).
On top of being aesthetically beautiful, this pin-up is hot for the following reasons:
- I have a soft spot for NASA
- Kitty Joyner is not a household name and as such provides another much-needed example of a 'normal woman' in science
- Even in 2008 a woman engineer is a relatively rare thing (in the US, only 12.4% of electrical engineering bachelor's degrees went to women last year); I can't imagine how rare it must have been in 1952 ...perhaps this is the tail-end of the of the Rosie the Riveter era?