The uplifting, superb precise tale—a New York Times bestseller

This version of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed guide is best possible for younger readers. It’s the tough tale of 4 African-American feminine mathematicians at NASA who helped reach one of the most largest moments in our Area software. Now an enormous motion image starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked at the moon, a bunch of devoted feminine mathematicians referred to as “human computer systems” used pencils, slide regulations, and including machines to calculate the numbers that will release rockets, and astronauts, into Area.

This guide brings to lifestyles the tales of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived in the course of the Civil Rights technology, the Area Race, the Chilly Conflict, and the motion for gender equality, and whose paintings without end modified the face of NASA and the rustic.