#GoodRead | The Incredible Story of NASA's Forgotten 'Rocket Girls'
Looking back, the technology that put man on the moon seems incredibly basic. In the early days of space exploration, when electronic computers weren’t reliable and cutting-edge calculators could barely do basic functions, nearly all of the math was done by hand. Women — underpaid, overworked, and ultimately forgotten by even the institution they served — did most of it.
Nathalia Holt, a science writer and microbiologist, stumbled upon their stories almost by fate.