NTA Salutes Three of its Members who were featured in the book "Hidden Figures"
NTA proudly salutes three members, each outstanding mathematicians and former NASA Langley, “human computers” featured in the acclaimed book, ”Hidden Figures” Mary joined NASA in 1943, Katherine 1951 and Christine in 1967. Mary was the first African American engineer at NASA Langley; Katherine calculated John Glenn’s orbital trajectory; Christine led the development of the sonic boom program. The award-winning film, “Hidden Figures features the life stories of both Katherine and Mary. Despite the demand of, NASA careers, motherhood and marriage, they found time to mentor the next generation of scientists and engineers through their NTA outreach activities. These extraordinary women found time to do it all well. For more information about these women read the book, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee-Shetterly. We congratulate Margot, the daughter of NTA member Robert Lee, for capturing and sharing their stories. In addition, we acknowledge the work of Gregory Earls, son of NTA member Julian Earls, who helped edit the post production of the film.
NTA President’s Message
Reflecting on the first year of my term as NTA President, I came on board embracing the mantle of leadership to guide this organization, and quickly found the voyage to be exhilarating, enlightening, and at times challenging. In the first few weeks of my administration, we navigated through a stretch of turbulent waters and I learned firsthand what I may have not appreciated before taking the helm – that NTA is blessed with a dedicated, hard-working board and officers, and with equally dedicated and committed members who do yeomen’s work to allow the NTA to keep on keeping on. I have been inspired! Change is imperative! Many hands make work light. NTA needs your help and engagement. Read more [...]
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