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How NASA's 'rocket girls' shaped space exploration

The "rocket girls" of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

When you think of the earliest rocket scientists you may imagine MEN with crew cuts and pocket protectors plotting satellite trajectories in smoke-filled rooms.

Yet some of the earliest number-crunchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena were highly skilled women who served as "human computers."

A new book tells their story. Nathalia Holt is the author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. She joined Take Two with more 

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