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Hidden human computers : the black women of NASA / by Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris ; content consultant, Duchess Harris.

By: Edwards, Sue Bradford [aut].
Contributor(s): Harris, Duchess [aut, csl].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Hidden heroes: Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781680783872; 1680783874.Other title: Black women of NASA.Subject(s): Langley Research Center. West Area Computing -- History | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Biography | United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History | Aerospace engineers -- Juvenile literature | African American astronauts -- Juvenile literature | Women astronauts -- Juvenile literature | Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography | African American mathematicians -- Biography | African American women -- Biography | Space race | African American women mathematicians | Women engineers | African American women | Women astronauts | African American astronauts | Aerospace engineers | Women -- Biography | African Americans -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 629.45
Contents:
NASA's secret -- Human computers -- Educating Black America -- Flight and fight -- Segregated science -- Challenging the space race -- Race, place, and outer space -- Science in space -- Hidden no more -- Timeline -- Essential facts.
Summary: 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.Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-109) and index.

NASA's secret -- Human computers -- Educating Black America -- Flight and fight -- Segregated science -- Challenging the space race -- Race, place, and outer space -- Science in space -- Hidden no more -- Timeline -- Essential facts.

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 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.

Ages 12-17.

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Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.7 3 187975.

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