Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
by Nathalia Holt
Hardcover- $14.96

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

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  "Rise of the Rocket Girls " by megrady (see profile) 03/17/17

A well written story like narrative of unknown historical events.

 
  "Rise of the Rocket Girls" by Livres4moi (see profile) 03/17/17

I am NOT a natural math or science female, but was certainly inspired by the lives of all the women behind the male engineers who put JPL & USA on the map for the exploration of space. The author was able to successfully entertwine the little known stories of these admirable, glass-ceiling breaking, risk-taking, brave women women with a very readable & comprehensive history of America's race to space. She explains all the scientific terms like trajectory, thrust, slide-rules, trigonometry, etc. very successfully for someone like me who needs the Engineering & Mathematical terminology for Dummies, 101 version. I was born & grew up in Glendale/Pasadena/Eagle Rock/Arroyo Seco neighborhoods of So. CAL in the 1950s to 1980s & gained a lot of insight into this little known group of brilliant women who are a good parallel to the current Academy Award winning film Hidden Figures to what all the brilliant-minded Black American accomplished for American men @ Langley AF Base.

 
  "Rocket Girls" by zongr (see profile) 05/25/17

I do not care how rockets are built.

 
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