What is the nickname for engineers at NASA in Hidden Figures?

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Engineers at NASA were known as human computers, or simply computers, since they did the mathematical calculations that computers do before computers were used. Within the book Hidden Figures, the mathematicians calculated rocket trajectories and other complex equations by hand to help propel men safely into space.

Hidden Figures tells the story of three back women who worked as computers at NASA during the space race. Based on a true story, these...

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