Njihuni me femrat që dërguan burrat në … Hënë

The Computers, 1953- CREDIT: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Në vitin 1953, kompjuterët mbanin funde të gjata.

Këto janë 28 gratë që punonin për qendrën raketore JPL në Pasadena të Kalifornisë.

Ato njiheshin me emrin ‘Kompjutereshat’.

Burrat nuk para shihen në foto.

Nuk është çudi.

Ato kishin një detyrë të vështirë: të ndërtonin raketa për të dërguar burrat në hapësirë.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn: të gjithë i njohim emrat e pionerëve të NASA-s.

Por nuk njohim Macie Roberts, Sue Finley apo Margaret Hamilton.

Ato ishin “Rocker Girls”.

Tanimë kontributi i tyre po njihet me të paktën dy vepra të mëdha, një prej tyre një film me buxhet të madh i Hollivudit, i titulluar ‘Hidden Figures’.

 

Willie Mays, right, looks on as President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 17 people with the nationâs highest civilian award, including one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a âFunny Girl.â (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Willie Mays, right, looks on as President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 17 people with the nationâs highest civilian award, including one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a âFunny Girl.â (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Women working at manometer boards at Glenn Research Center. Boards similar to these were also used at Langley Research Center. Catalog Number C1949-23011.
Women working at manometer boards at Glenn Research Center. Boards similar to these were also used at Langley Research Center. Catalog Number C1949-23011.
Tracking lunar missions with the troublesome IBM 704 in 1959 — the punch cards were for programming. CREDIT: COURTESY NASA/JPL-CALTECH)
Tracking lunar missions with the troublesome IBM 704 in 1959 — the punch cards were for programming. CREDIT: COURTESY NASA/JPL-CALTECH)
Human Computersphoto donated by Beverly Golemba
Human Computersphoto donated by Beverly Golemba
The computers at work, 1955. Helen Ling is sitting at the second desk, left side. Barbara Lewis (Paulson) is on the phone at the back, and Macie Roberts is standing on the right side near the window. CREDIT: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
The computers at work, 1955. Helen Ling is sitting at the second desk, left side. Barbara Lewis (Paulson) is on the phone at the back, and Macie Roberts is standing on the right side near the window. CREDIT: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
The Computers, 1953- CREDIT: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)
The Computers, 1953- CREDIT: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)