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April 2017

Rocket Girls at Newtonville Books

April 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road
Newton Center, MA 02459 United States
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Hidden Figures sparked your curiosity? Join local science writer NATHALIA HOLT for the riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. Holt is a Fellow at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, and will be discussing her new book: Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. In the 1940s and 50s, when the new Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate plot trajectories, they didn’t turn to male graduates.…

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