The AfricanAmerican Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race.
Think space race and what comes to mind? John Glenn orbiting Earth. Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. What you might not realise is that the success of the missions that sent these men into space rested on the astonishing maths skills of a small group of African-American women.
These women worked behind the scenes to make sure those men both went into orbit and landed safely back on Earth.
Faced with racism, sexism, and the challenges of a brave new venture, these women dared to do the previously unthinkable and they succeeded