Hidden Figures

Download or Read eBook Hidden Figures PDF written by Margot Lee Shetterly and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2018-05-08 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Hidden Figures

Book Synopsis Hidden Figures by : Margot Lee Shetterly

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers! Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math…really good. They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world. In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career. "Finally, the extraordinary lives of four African American women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers," proclaims Brightly in their article "18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018." "Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars."

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins
  • Total Pages – 384
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780062881885
  • ISBN-13 – 0062881884

My Remarkable Journey

Download or Read eBook My Remarkable Journey PDF written by Katherine Johnson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2021-05-25 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
My Remarkable Journey

Book Synopsis My Remarkable Journey by : Katherine Johnson

The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live through a century of turmoil and change. In 2015, at the age of 97, Katherine Johnson became a global celebrity. President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor—for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA’s first flights into space. Her contributions to America’s space program were celebrated in a blockbuster and Academy-award nominated movie. In this memoir, Katherine shares her personal journey from child prodigy in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia to NASA human computer. In her life after retirement, she served as a beacon of light for her family and community alike. Her story is centered around the basic tenets of her life—no one is better than you, education is paramount, and asking questions can break barriers. The memoir captures the many facets of this unique woman: the curious “daddy’s girl,” pioneering professional, and sage elder. This multidimensional portrait is also the record of a century of racial history that reveals the influential role educators at segregated schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities played in nurturing the dreams of trailblazers like Katherine. The author pays homage to her mentor—the African American professor who inspired her to become a research mathematician despite having his own dream crushed by racism. Infused with the uplifting wisdom of a woman who handled great fame with genuine humility and great tragedy with enduring hope, My Remarkable Journey ultimately brings into focus a determined woman who navigated tough racial terrain with soft-spoken grace—and the unrelenting grit required to make history and inspire future generations.

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins
  • Total Pages – 255
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780062897695
  • ISBN-13 – 0062897691

Determination of Azimuth Angle at Burnout for Placing a Satellite Over a Selected Earth Position

Download or Read eBook Determination of Azimuth Angle at Burnout for Placing a Satellite Over a Selected Earth Position PDF written by T. H. Skopinski and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Determination of Azimuth Angle at Burnout for Placing a Satellite Over a Selected Earth Position

Book Synopsis Determination of Azimuth Angle at Burnout for Placing a Satellite Over a Selected Earth Position by : T. H. Skopinski

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  • Total Pages – 42
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  • ISBN-10 – NASA:31769000454606
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Reaching for the Moon

Download or Read eBook Reaching for the Moon PDF written by Katherine Johnson and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Reaching for the Moon

Book Synopsis Reaching for the Moon by : Katherine Johnson

“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review) The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.

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  • Publisher – Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Total Pages – 272
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781534440845
  • ISBN-13 – 1534440844

Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA

Download or Read eBook Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA PDF written by Sue Bradford Edwards and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA

Book Synopsis Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA by : Sue Bradford Edwards

Hidden Human Computers discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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  • Publisher – ABDO
  • Total Pages – 115
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781680797404
  • ISBN-13 – 1680797409