Author Shares Story of NASA 'Human Computer' Grandmother in San Diego

March 3, 2018

 

The story of NASA’S human supercomputers that was brought to the big screen in the 2016 breakout film "Hidden Figures" was inspired by the real-life black women mathematicians that helped launch rockets into space. 

 

On Saturday, the granddaughter of one of those mathematicians, Duchess Harris, was in San Diego to share the story of these now legendary, but once unknown women as told through her book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.

 

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