Hidden Figures

The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race


Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly


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ISBN 9780008201326

Published 2016

384 Pages

Finished: Mar 5, 2017

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Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘colored computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

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