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

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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
MMI
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 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
  • Rocketry
  • Astronautics
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Astronautics
  • Rocketry
  • Women mathematicians
  • United States
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
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Instantiates
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn946311473
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316338912
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7BFE869D-31CD-4FED-9592-255496F5A51A
System control number
(OCoLC)946311473
Label
Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn946311473
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316338912
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7BFE869D-31CD-4FED-9592-255496F5A51A
System control number
(OCoLC)946311473

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