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Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars

by Holt, Nathalia, 1980- (Author)

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During World War Il, when the brand-new minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate jet velocities and plot missile trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women--known as "computers"--who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transfo... Full description

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