A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Noell Wilson
Date: 2016 Aug 4, 15:19 -0700
I just saw a short article on this lady in connection with a new book Hidden Figures and an upcoming movie about her life.
In the Vanity Fair of September 2016 they say of her and Apollo II, "With her slide rule - - - it was her duty to calculate orbital trajectories and flight times relative to the moon - you know, simple things." Actually, she was asked to check the computer calculations of the flight.
She's 97 and recieved the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year.
I had never heard of her and, a search of NavList, doesn't find her. Heavy duty navigation.