Meet The ‘Rocket Girls,’ The Women Who Charted The Course To Space, it’s a great book, buy here or here or support your favorite local bookstore and listen here to the story
In the 1940s, an elite team of mathematicians and scientists started working on a project that would carry the U.S. into space, then on to the moon and Mars. They would eventually become NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (or JPL), but here’s what made them so unusual: Many of the people who charted the course to space exploration were women.