Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars / Nathalia Holt.
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- ISBN: 9781410491374 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 1410491374 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 505 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-501).
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Preface -- January 1958 : launch day -- 1940s -- Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- 1950s -- Rockets rising -- Miss guided missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- 1960s -- Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- 1970s : today -- Men are from mars -- Look like a girl -- Epilogue.
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 -- known as human computers -- who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, and helped bring about the first American ballistic missiles. But they were never interested in developing weapons; their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration. So when the JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, the women worked on the first probes to the moon, Venus, Mars, and beyond. Later, as digital computers largely replaced human ones, JPL was unique in training and retaining its brilliant pool of women. They became the first computer programmers and engineers, and through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system. Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.
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