Rise of the Rocket Girls
The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to MarseBook - 2016
From Library Staff
This book tells the true story of the group of ladies known as "human computers" and how they overcame numerous obstacles to claim their role in space history.
"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 p... Read More »