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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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In the 1940s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians, it recruited an elite group of young women -- known as human computers -- who, with only pencil, paper, and brain power, helped bring about America's first ballistic missiles. But their hearts lay in... Full description

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