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How a NASA team of black women 'computers' sent an astronaut into orbit in 1962

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IdeaFestival 2016: How a NASA team of black women 'computers' sent an astronaut into orbit in 1962

At IdeaFestival 2016, author Margot Shetterly and singer-songwriter Janelle Monae explored the history of black mathematicians at NASA, a story that inspired an upcoming film starring Monae.

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Margot Shetterly, author of New York Times best-seller 'Hidden Figures,' talks about black mathematicians at NASA pre-Civil Rights Era, a true story that inspired a forthcoming motion picture.

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