NASA's Human Computers
19:35 | Sep 19th, 2016
During World War II, a labor shortage obliged the military to hire African American women with mathematical skills to help make complicated computations for warplane designs. This small team of black ...Show More
mm recommended:Mar 11th, 2020
Who were the people who *manually* calculated logs and trigonometry for warplane designs and getting astronauts into space and on the moon and safely back? Black and white women who were human calculators who used stick rulers. One of them was even responsible for checking the computers calculations...Show More
mmMar 11th, 2020
@aliceko @lrnbts @epekilis @michelle_ebooks @brendalouisek @write2tg This was an incredible story about women human calculators at NASA.
write2tgMar 11th, 2020
@mm Thanks for the recommendation. I loved the movie, Hidden Figures, and I am sure listening to this personal story will highlight the broader impact that women had behind the scenes at NASA!
epekilisMar 13th, 2020
@mm Thanks, I loved Hidden Figures too. Adding to my 2020 To Play list, which has 100+ episodes in it now. Podyssey certainly introduces a huge range of new podcasts to me that I just wouldn’t have the bandwidth to find on my own.