#GoodRead | The Secret History of the Women Who Got Us Beyond the Moon

by NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab/University of Arizona, via Wikimedia Commons

by NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab/University of Arizona, via Wikimedia Commons

"The Secret History of the Women Who Got Us Beyond the Moon":

Sure, there are influential women in technology and science but the numbers are few. The same is true of space exploration. All the world knows the name Buzz Aldrin. How many of us have heard of Bonnie Dunbar or Joan Higginbotham? 

But “man” would never have made it to the moon without the work of a group of brilliant and tenacious female mathematicians at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, argues Nathalia Holt in Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars.

Read Simon Worrall's full article at National Geographic here…