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

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Published
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
ISBN
9781410491374 (hardcover), 1410491374 (hardcover)
Physical Desc
505 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Published
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
Format
Large Print
Language
English
ISBN
9781410491374 (hardcover), 1410491374 (hardcover)

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-501).
Description
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women -- known as human computers -- who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American ballistic missiles. But they were never interested in developing weapons, their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration. So when the JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, the women worked on the first probes to the moon, Venus, Mars, and beyond. Later, as digital computers largely replaced human ones, JPL was unique in training and retaining its brilliant pool of women. They became the first computer programmers and engineers, and through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system. Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Holt, N. (2016). Rise of the rocket girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars . Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Holt, Nathalia, 1980-. 2016. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Holt, Nathalia, 1980-. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Holt, Nathalia. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

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