Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA discusses how in the 1950s, black women made key contributions to America’s space program. By performing advanced calculations, these heroes made it possible for the nation’s astronauts to fly into space and return to Earth. The book is part of the Hidden Heroes series and is written by Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris.
Have you finished reading the book Hidden Figures? Watched the movie, too? Looking for more information on the amazing African American women who helped launch the space program? Then check out Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.
Written by Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris, Hidden Human Computers tells the story of many African American women who worked for NASA through the 50s and 60s, and follows the reach of their influence through present day. We get quotes straight from the scientists themselves, as well as their relatives. Author Duchess Harris is even the granddaughter of one of the scientists, Miriam Daniel Mann. Also, many pages feature interesting facts and tidbits with historical and technical information. You’ll be engaged by stories of women who contributed so much to science, human spaceflight, and the world.
Check out this inspiring book about real heroes who helped launch the space program!