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Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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ISBN 9780008201326

384 Pages

Feb 19, 2017 – Mar 5, 2017

Synopsis

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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