Saturday, April 09, 2016

Rise of the Rocket Girls!

Before digital calculators, mathematical equations were solved and results were plotted by hand. It turns out that many of the people who did this at JPL in the 1950's were women. "Rise Of The Rocket Girls- The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles To The Moon To Mars", a new books by Nathalia Holt, chronicles these female mathematicians. I'll post a couple of photos, you can read more here:

Via NASA/JPL-Caltech