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paulf
12-16-2016, 12:17 PM
Katherine Johnson.. Guess he wouldn't fly with out her OK!

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/npr-books-hidden-figures-black-women-space-race

Her story is great!!

"Get the girl to do it. I want this human computer to check the output of the electronic computer, and if she says they're good, you know, I'm good to go as part of one of my pre-flight checklists."

Ian McColgin
12-16-2016, 12:24 PM
Great book. Looking forward to the film.

Dan McCosh
12-16-2016, 01:13 PM
Worth noting that Glenn's space trip preceded the invention of the modern digital computer. The control computers were analog. It was also the tail end of doing some design work with banks of manually-operated adding machines, where stress calculations were done by organized groups that spent hours doing manual entry.