Movie and television tie-ins, Bestsellers (Non-fiction), Biography, Science and medicine biography, Women biography
Before John Glenn orbited Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into… space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. The book follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. Bestseller. 2016.