Friday, January 19, 2018

Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman - Book Review

35757320Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
February 1st 2018 by Capstone Press

The gripping story of four female African-American mathematicians who literally made it possible to launch US rockets--and astronauts--into space. Tells the thrilling tale of how each woman contributed, the struggles and resistance each experienced, and the amazing results. Consultants currently work for NASA.



I must admit I did not see the movie Hidden Figures (I meant to, but there's a long list of movies that fall under that category) so this was all new to me. It's a great intro to the group of women who accomplished so much but never got any acknowledgement for their work.

It's inspiring to see everything this group of women (and really all women from that time) did even though at the end of the day they would be forgotten and more or less left without too much credit. 

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