Saturday, April 6, 2013

mean beef stroganoff

I was one of the people left scratching my head at the since amended obituary in the New York Times for Yvonne Brill. This is the original obituary:

She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. "The world's best mom," her son Matthew said.

But Yvonne Brill, who died on Wednesday at 88 in Princeton, N.J., was also a brilliant rocket scientist, who in the early 1970s invented a propulsion system to help keep communications satellites from slipping out of their orbits.


The Times writer appears to have omitted a few parts so I'm taking this space on my blog to add that aside from being "womanly", Yvonne Brill also was the director of the space shuttle's solid rocket motor program for NASA, and won the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2011.

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