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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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Download Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars Free PDF - 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards finalistThe 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. An Amazon Best Book of April 2016: Women's history buffs rejoice! Wonderfully told and intrinsically captivating, this is the story about the elite group of women in the 40s and 50s who broke gender and science boundaries to transform rocket design and lay the groundwork for U.S. space travel. Not only did I geek out on the incredible look into the early days of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but I also fell in love with these women who quite possibly invented the pant suit, and were vital to America's space travel. --Penny Mann

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Titre original:Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Auteur:Nathalia Holt
Languange:English
ISBN:316338923
Format Type:E-book, Hardcover
Nombre de pages:352 pages
Catégories:Scientists