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Rise of the Rocket Girls

The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

by Nathalia Holt

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Rise of the Rocket Girls
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The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
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Nathalia Holt

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Nathalia Holt traces the achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20 century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creation of the first American satellites.

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The women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped launch the first American satellites, lunar missions and planetary explorations. Those "human computers," as they were called, are seen here in 1953. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

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