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

By: Holt, Nathalia

0316338907 / 9780316338905
Paperback
629.409252
17/01/2017
Stock expected by 21/11/2019
22 cm 352 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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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.

BIC:

1KBB USA, 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), 3JJPG c 1945 to c 1960, BGT Biography: science, technology & medicine, BK Collected biographies, TTDS Astronautics

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