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Rise of the Rocket Girls

The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Rise of the Rocket Girls( )
Author: Holt, Nathalia
ISBN:978-0-316-33891-2
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:Little Brown & Company
Book Format:Ebook
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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...
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