Photographer Catherine Leroy - During the Vietnam War, she shot some of the most brutal photographs to come out of the country. Wounded by shrapnel while covering a US Marine unit in the DMZ, she was taken prisoner during the Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), and during her imprisonment, talked the NVA into being photographed. She left the war with post-traumatic stress but kept covering war zones from Northern Ireland, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and more. She died in 2006
A "Rosie" at work: A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.
Jan 2010 The Astronaut Who Captured a Satellite Credit: STS-51A, NASA Pictured above, astronaut Dale A. Gardner flies free using the Manned Maneuvering Unit and begins to attach a control device dubbed the Stinger to the rotating Westar 6 satellite. Communications satellite Westar 6 had suffered a rocket malfunction that left it unable to reach its intended high geosynchronous orbit.
image of Richard Burton Sir Richard Burton was a British explorer, soldier, translator, writer, poet, hypnotist, orientalist scholar, fencer, ethnologist, folklorist, linguist, diplomat and inveterate opium smoker (and the cultivator of impressive facial hair.)
Captain Lawrence Oates, member of the Terra Nova Antarctic Expedition 1910-12. On the doomed return journey from their 1912 attempt at the Pole Oates, whose frostbitten feet were slowing their progress, uttered the immortal words "I am just going outside and I may be some time" left the tent and so into a -40C blizzard. "We knew that Oates was walking to his death... it was the act of a brave man and an English gentleman." - R. F. Scott. Oates' body was never found.