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By Nathalia Holt

"If Hidden Figures has you itching to profit extra in regards to the girls who labored within the house software, decide up Nathalia Holt's energetic, immensely readable background, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly

The riveting precise tale of the ladies who introduced the United States into space.

In the Forties and 50s, whilst the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory wanted quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they did not flip to male graduates. fairly, they recruited an elite team of younger women who, with simply pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, reworked rocket layout, helped lead to the 1st American satellites, and made the exploration of the sun method attainable.

For the 1st time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the tales of those women--known as "human computers"--who broke the limits of either gender and technological know-how. in keeping with huge examine and interviews with the entire residing participants of the group, Rise of the Rocket Girls deals a distinct standpoint at the position of ladies in technology: either the place we have now been, and the a ways reaches of house to which we are heading.

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