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

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

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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 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.

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, Nathalia Holt 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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