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Rise of the Rocket Girls

The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars
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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…

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