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The Resource Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt

Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt

Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
Title
Rise of the rocket girls
Title remainder
the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
Statement of responsibility
Nathalia Holt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women -- known as human computers -- who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, and helped bring about the first American ballistic missiles. But they were never interested in developing weapons; their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration. So when the JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, the women worked on the first probes to the moon, Venus, Mars, and beyond. Later, as digital computers largely replaced human ones, JPL was unique in training and retaining its brilliant pool of women. They became the first computer programmers and engineers, and through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system. Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women who broke the boundaries of both gender and science
Member of
Summary
Traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20th century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creations of the first American satellites
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481669
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Holt, Nathalia
Dewey number
629.47092/520973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • Q130
  • TL862.J48
LC item number
  • .H65 2016
  • H65 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • United States
  • Women scientists
  • Women computer engineers
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women in computer science
  • Women computer programmers
  • Rocketry
  • Astronautics
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-501)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- January 1958 : launch day -- 1940s -- Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- 1950s -- Rockets rising -- Miss guided missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- 1960s -- Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- 1970s : today -- Men are from mars -- Look like a girl -- Epilogue
Control code
21064456
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
505 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410491374
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016013365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781410491374
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946277381
  • (OCoLC)946277381
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-501)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- January 1958 : launch day -- 1940s -- Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- 1950s -- Rockets rising -- Miss guided missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- 1960s -- Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- 1970s : today -- Men are from mars -- Look like a girl -- Epilogue
Control code
21064456
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
505 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410491374
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016013365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781410491374
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn946277381
  • (OCoLC)946277381

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