Women in the Space Race

08 August 2019

18:30 - 19:30

Bristol HQ
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS4 3AR

Tel:0117 3164480

Non RPS Member£4.00 
Concession£3.50 
RPS Member£3.50 
Volunteer£0.00 
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Margaret Hamilton stands next to a stack of Apollo Guidance Computer source code.

Women in the Space Race -  Debbie Ireland 

We may know about Valentina Tereskova, the first woman cosmonaut, and thanks to the film Hidden Figures are aware of the work of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, the human computers of NASA.  But there are a whole host of women whose work has informed our knowledge of space and who have played vital roles in Space exploration. The purpose of this talk is to throw a light on their stories; such as Caroline Herschel, who in 1787 became the first woman to earn a living from astronomy and Joann Morgan, the only woman to work the prime shift, in launch control, during Apollo 11 lift off.

 

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