Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist

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Prometheus #ad - A decade later the dreams of these two disparate individuals would coalesce in ways neither could have imagined. World war ii and the cold war space race with the Russians changed the fates of both von Braun and Mary Sherman Morgan. Like the female scientists portrayed in hidden figures, mary sherman morgan was anotherunsung heroine of the space age-nowher story is finally told.

This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. When von braun and other top engineers could not find a solution to the repeated failures that plagued the nascent US rocket program, North American Aviation, where Sherman Morgan then worked, was given the challenge. In ray, north dakota, a young farm girl named Mary Sherman was attending high school.

While von braun went on to become a high-profile figure in NASA's manned space flight, Mary Sherman Morgan and her contributions fell into obscurity--until now. In an age when girls rarely dreamed of a career in science, Mary wanted to be a chemist. Told by her son, technological, it describes mary sherman Morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother's lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, and personal.

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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The #1 new york times bestsellerthe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, janelle monae, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, and Kevin Costner.

Suddenly, moving to hampton, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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Henson, janelle monae, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, and Kevin Costner. Role of women in computer and space science in the US in 1940s and 1950a. If hidden figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, immensely readable history, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, Rise of the Rocket Girls.

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Back Bay Books. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.

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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

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Hachette Books #ad - Army and navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. The #1 new york times bestseller the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.

A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, service, and scientific accomplishment. The award-winning new york times bestseller about the american women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" New York Times book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" Denver Post.

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

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Atria Books #ad - Combining the grand-scale human drama of the worst hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country's history. As heard on national Public Radio's Weekend Edition. One of goodreads' most Popular Books of March 2013.

One of amazon's editors' picks for best books of the month historyOne of Amazon's Editors' Picks for Best Books of the Month NonfictionOne of Amazon's Big Spring Books History Back Bay Books. Now a new york times bestseller!the girls of atomic city at the height of world war ii, oak ridge, 000 residents, was home to 75, Tennessee, consuming more electricity than New York City.

Thousands of civilians--many of them young women from small towns across the South--were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Denise kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.

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Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it--women who are now in their eighties and nineties-- The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. That is, until the end of the war--when Oak Ridge's secret was revealed.

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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William Morrow #ad - Suddenly, virginia and the fascinating, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. The #1 new york times bestseller-winner of anisfield-wolf award for nonfiction-winner black caucus of american library association best nonfiction book-winner naacp image award best nonfiction book-winner national academies of sciences, whose calculations helped fuel some of america’s greatest achievements in space—a powerful, discrimination, revelatory contribution that is as essential to our understanding of race, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE COMMUNICATION AWARDThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, and achievement in modern America as Between the World and Me and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Even as virginia’s jim crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

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NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson STEM Trailblazer Bios

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What do you want to be when you grow up? When Katherine Johnson was young, women weren't expected to go into the math and science fields. Her contributions to the US space program helped send astronauts to the moon. Back Bay Books. Learn how johnson broke barriers as a female African American mathematician.

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson STEM Trailblazer Bios #ad - After studying math in school and teaching for a few years, she learned that the organization that would later become NASA was hiring women to complete mathematical equations. Touchstone Books. Henson, kirsten dunst, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, and Kevin Costner. Role of women in computer and space science in the US in 1940s and 1950a.

The #1 new york times bestseller the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

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A phenomenal story, ” and publishers Weekly called it an “intimate and revealing glimpse into one of the most important scientific developments in history. Kiernan has amassed a deep reservoir of intimate details of what life was like for women living in the secret city. Rosie, it turns out, did much more than drive rivets.

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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

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Hachette Books #ad - Touchstone Books. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. Henson, kirsten dunst, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, and Kevin Costner.

Role of women in computer and space science in the US in 1940s and 1950a. The award-winning new york times bestseller about the american women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" New York Times book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" Denver Post.

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II #ad - Recruited by the U. S. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, and scientific accomplishment. The #1 new york times bestseller the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Back Bay Books. The story of black mathematicians' tribulations and contributions after WWII. Army and navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II.

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Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

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Broadway Books #ad - Headstrong 52 women Who Changed Science And the World. The #1 new york times bestseller the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Covering nobel prize winners and major innovators, rachel swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. The story of black mathematicians' tribulations and contributions after WWII. Touchstone Books. The girls of atomic city the untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists.

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World #ad - It began: “she made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children. It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

. Among the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted were, global, Who are the role models for today’s female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light?      Headstrong delivers a powerful, and engaging response.

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