Illustration for article titled In The 1940s, These Ladies Were NASAs Computer-Power

Before modern computers worked a foothold into science and research, number crunching was accomplished by real, human brains. These tasks were often foisted off onto women as the general opinion was that men were too easily distracted to undertake such a focused, repetitive task.

Read on the rest of our tribute to these early human computers originally published for International Women's Day in 2014.

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