Rise of the Rocket Girls
  • Release Date : 05 April 2016
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780316338912
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Download or read book entitled Rise of the Rocket Girls by author: Nathalia Holt which was release on 05 April 2016 and published by Hachette UK with total page 352 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The 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. "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 Weekly

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