Hidden human computers [electronic resource] : the black women of NASA / by Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris, JD, PHD.

Discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth.-- Edwards and Harris discuss the critical contributions black women made to NASA in the 1950s. They p...

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Uniform Title:Hidden heroes.
Main Authors: Edwards, Sue Bradford (Author)
Harris, Duchess (Author, Consultant)
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2017]
Series:Hidden heroes.
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Variant Title:
Black women of NASA
Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA
Format: Electronic eBook
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Discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth.-- Source other than the Library of Congress.
Edwards and Harris discuss the critical contributions black women made to NASA in the 1950s. They performed by hand the calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth. Their efforts made it possible for young black women of subsequent generations to become the mathematicians and astrophysicists of today.-- Source other than the Library of Congress.
Interest Age Level:
Ages 12-17.
Bibliography Note:Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-109) and index.
ISBN:9781624023118 (online)