The Resource Counting the Stars, Lesa Cline-Ransome, (electronic resource)

Counting the Stars, Lesa Cline-Ransome, (electronic resource)

Label
Counting the Stars
Title
Counting the Stars
Statement of responsibility
Lesa Cline-Ransome
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Language
eng
Summary
Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or astronauts walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used their knowledge, pencils, adding machines, and writing paper to calculate the orbital mechanics needed to launch spacecraft. Katherine Johnson was one of these mathematicians who used trajectories and complex equations to chart the space program. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws were in place in the early 1950s, Katherine worked analyzing data at the NACA (later NASA) Langley laboratory. In 1962, as NASA prepared for the orbital mission of John Glenn, Katherine Johnson was called upon, and John Glenn said "get the girl" (Katherine Johnson) to run the numbers by hand to chart the complexity of the orbital flight. He knew that his flight couldn't work without her unique skills. President Barack Obama awarded Katherine Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, and her incredible life inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures
Accompanying matter
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Cline-Ransome, Lesa
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fiction
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  • Turpin, Bahni
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Science
  • Technology
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Counting the Stars, Lesa Cline-Ransome, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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Form of item
online
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
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  • remote
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Stock number
34214782-43CA-45DF-8D49-15C8DE5D4632
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Label
Counting the Stars, Lesa Cline-Ransome, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHQAAAA2I/products/34214782-43ca-45df-8d49-15c8de5d4632
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
34214782-43CA-45DF-8D49-15C8DE5D4632
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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