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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
Title variation
Rocket girls
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During World War Il, when the brand-new minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate jet velocities and plot missile trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women--known as "computers"--who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design and helped bring about America's first ballistic missiles. But they were never interested in developing weapons--their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration. So when JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, the computers 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. For the first time, this book tells the stories of these women who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists. Based on extensive research and interviews with the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science, illuminating both where we've been and the far reaches of where we're heading.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holt, Nathalia
Dewey number
629.4072/079493
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL862.J48
LC item number
H65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
  • Rocketry
  • Astronautics
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn917345188
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316338929
Lccn
2015954384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1206744
  • (Sirsi) o917345188
  • (OCoLC)917345188
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 293-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn917345188
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316338929
Lccn
2015954384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1206744
  • (Sirsi) o917345188
  • (OCoLC)917345188

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