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Hidden human computers : the black women of NASA

Author: Sue Bradford Edwards; Duchess Harris
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2017]
Series: Hidden heroes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.--
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Young adult literature
Juvenile works
Biography
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Bradford Edwards; Duchess Harris
ISBN: 9781680783872 1680783874
OCLC Number: 958783188
Target Audience: Ages 12-17.
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
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.
Series Title: Hidden heroes.
Other Titles: Black women of NASA
Responsibility: by Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris and Duchess Harris, JDm PHD.

Abstract:

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.--

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