“Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.”
Enjoy the book and come join your fellow retirees for a discussion on Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:30 a.m. As always, the book club discussion session will be held at Walter Mitty’s Restaurant. Also watch the ‘events’ messages as we are tentatively planning to see the movie version of the book on Wednesday, February 8th following our monthly Happy Lunch. Movie times/location have not yet been confirmed.