Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls: the Women Who Propelled Ws, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls: the Women Who Propelled Ws, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Based on the Book by Nathalia Holt

eBook - 2017
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This short summary and analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt: When the Jet Propulsion Laboratory first began researching rocket science and the possibilities within space exploration in the middle of the twentieth century, they hired a hyper intelligent group of female mathematicians to work with their staff of engineers. In Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt examines four decades of the JPL's major accomplishments from interviews and research of these groundbreaking women who were recruited to be "human computers," Including, from this team of unsung heroes, Barbara Paulson, Helen Ling, Sue Finley, and Sylvia Lundy. As the JPL's projects evolved from developing missiles and satellites to executing moon landings and planetary exploration projects, the women's roles grew too, becoming the team responsible for launching America into Space--and they did it all while balancing marriage and children, too.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Worth Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9781504046374
Branch Call Number: 629.13 Su
Description: 1 online resource (30 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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