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Women in tech history: Katherine Johnson, the mathematician who guided us to the moon

The women featured so far in this series have been white Americans. There are many more stories to tell and upcoming articles will feature women here in the UK and elsewhere abroad. For now we turn our attention to Katherine Johnson, an amazing woman who unfortunately faced gender and racial

Women in tech history: Katherine Johnson, the mathematician who guided us to the moon
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Women in tech history: Margaret Hamilton, the engineer who helped get us to the moon

Many of the early pioneers in programming were women. That wouldn't have come as much of a surprise during the 1950-60s, as it was seen by many as job for women. In the early days of programming, computers read cards with holes punched in them as input. Punching

A photo of a smiling woman lying down inside a NASA Command Module. She is flicking a switch above her with her right hand.