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
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Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--Who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
RECBC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Holt, Nathalia
Dewey number
629.4072/079493
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
TL862.J48
LC item number
H65 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Erin Bennett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bennett, Erin
  • Hachette Audio (Firm)
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  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women in computer science
  • Women computer programmers
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women computer programmers
  • Rocketry
  • Astronautics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Astronautics
  • Rocketry
  • Women computer programmers
  • Women in computer science
  • Women mathematicians
  • United States
  • History
  • Nonfiction
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Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
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Downloadable audio file
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 1958 : Launch day -- Part I. 1940s. Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- Part II. 1950s. Rockets rising -- Miss Guided Missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- Part III. 1960s. Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- Part IV. 1970s-today. Men are from Mars -- Look like a girl -- Epilogue
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ocn950738489
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 45 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781478985396
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z100116870
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
15B49DC3-8B15-4BED-BBC5-E7DFC0BEAD48
System control number
(OCoLC)950738489
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
Link
Publication
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 1958 : Launch day -- Part I. 1940s. Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- Part II. 1950s. Rockets rising -- Miss Guided Missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- Part III. 1960s. Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- Part IV. 1970s-today. Men are from Mars -- Look like a girl -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn950738489
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 45 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478985396
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z100116870
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
15B49DC3-8B15-4BED-BBC5-E7DFC0BEAD48
System control number
(OCoLC)950738489
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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