Local author spotlights under-the-radar female mathematicians at NASA

The Friendship 7/Mercury-Atlas 6 with astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. aboard was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on February 20, 1962. (NASA / CNP) Mary Jackson worked as a female “computer” at Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, where she researched investigations about the airflow around model planes and space rockets in the Supersonic Tunnels Branch. (Courtesy NASA)

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