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Women and Space Exploration

Page history last edited by Robert W. Maloy 1 week, 2 days ago

 

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The Harvard University "Computers"

 

The Mercury 13 and Other Women Astronauts 

 

Apollo 11 and the Rocket Girls

 

Black Women Mathematicians at NASA

 

  • The Hidden Figures Book and Movie

 

 Cross-Links

 

Sputnik, the Space Race and Women in STEM

 

Mae Jemison, Astronaut 

 

Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space

 

 

The Harvard University "Computers"


The Women Who Mapped the Universe and Still Couldn't Get Any Respect, Smithsonian (September 18, 2013)

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Known as Pickering's Harem, these women cataloged data on astronomical observations from the late 1880s into the 1920s. A total of 80 women, working 6 days a week and earning between 25 and 50 cents a hour (half the pay of men in a similar role)

Annie Jump Cannon devised a system for classifying stars that is still used today.

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, Dava Sobel, 2016.

 

The Mercury 13 and the First Women Astronauts

 

Jerrie Cobb, one of the Mercury 13
Jerrie Cobb, one of the Mercury 13

 

Women Astronauts



The Mercury 13, NASA

 


The Mercury 13 Story

 

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Apollo 11 and the Rocket Girls


The Women Who Brought Us Apollo 11, Science Friday (July 22, 2016)

The Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. Nathalia Holt. 2016

Watch a documentary on Apollo 11 here


Black Women Mathematicians at NASA

 

 

  Mae Jemison, Astronaut

 


A Forgotten Story: Black Women Helped Land a Man on the Moon, The Washington Post, September 13, 2016

 

 

Hidden Figures Book and Movie

 

Hidden Figure Movie Cast Members at the Kennedy Space Center, 2017

 

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. Margot Lee Shetterly 2016

 

 


How Black Women Did the Math That Put Men on the Moon, All Things Considered (September 25, 2016)

 

 

Make a Paper Mars Helicopter, NASA

 

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