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NASA’s radiating star


Last updated 3/17/2017 at Noon

4-3-2-1 Zero! “God Speed John Glenn!” We all were turned into our black and white, sometimes round circled televisions, to witness this historic moments. During those tumultuous racial and sexist years, we were unaware of the women--especially the “Negro” woman--who were the “human calculators” behind the scene of the Space Race.

Women’s History Month is an excellent time to focus on how one black women helped America win the Cold War battle with the Soviet Union and how she continues to make American shine like a star in the night sky. This person was born on August 26, 1918...

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