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Book finished: Rise of the Rocket Girls

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars Nathalia Holt

★★★★★

Absolutely fascinating, riveting and important book. It's the story of women working at JPL from the 40s through the present. First employed as "computers" but in reality doing engineering tasks, they eventually formed an important core of JPL and to this day their work forms an important part of the backbone of space exploration technology.

Very much recommended for anyone interested in the space program. It's gratifying that the author was able to capture these stories while all of these people are still living. Truly a book well past due and superbly written.
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