Hidden human computers : the black women of NASA
Title
Hidden human computers : the black women of NASA

Author
Edwards, Sue Bradford, author.

ISBN
9781680783872

Physical Description
112 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm.

Series
Hidden heroes.

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.

Local Note
Signed by author.

Corporate Subject
Langley Research Center -- History.
 
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Biography.

Subject Term
African American mathematicians -- Biography.
 
African American women -- Biography.
 
Space race.

Genre
Biographies

Added Author
Harris, Duchess,

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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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookJ 510.92 EDW11Nonfiction Collection
Oakdale LibraryBookJ 510.92 EDW11Nonfiction Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookJ 510.92 EDW11Nonfiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookJ 510.92 EDW11Nonfiction Collection