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The African-American women behind NASA’s rocket launches

September 7th, 2016

From CBS News
Sep 7, 2016

A group of women at NASA called “human computers,” many of them black, helped put a man on the moon. Their intellect was an essential part of America’s ability to launch rockets into space. Jan Crawford shows us how they were relegated to a footnote in history — until now.

A book was published about these women call “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Also a movie is coming out in Jan 2017 about these women……

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