Rise of the rocket girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars

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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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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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subject_facetAstronautics -- United States -- History
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) -- History
Rocketry -- United States -- History
Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography
Women mathematicians -- United States -- History
title_displayRise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
title_fullRise 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 / Nathalia Holt
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Biography & Autobiography
History
Nonfiction
Rocketry
Women mathematicians