Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars Author Nathalia Holt
ISBN-10 0316338907
ISBN-13 9780316338905
Year 2017-01-17
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Back Bay Books
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If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program pick up Nathalia Holt s lively immensely readable history Rise of the Rocket Girls Entertainment WeeklyThe riveting true story of the women who launched America into space In the 1940s and 50s when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories they didn t turn to male graduates Rather they recruited an elite group of young women who with only pencil paper and mathematical prowess transformed rocket design helped bring about the first American satellites and made the exploration of the solar system possible For the first time Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women known as human computers who broke the boundaries of both gender and science Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science both where we ve been and the far reaches of space to which we re heading

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Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl Author George D. Morgan
ISBN-10 9781616147402
Release 2013-07-09
Pages 325