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The women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped launch the first American satellites, lunar missions and planetary explorations. Those "human computers," as they were called, are seen here in 1953.

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Sally’s Night at the Cosmosphere

The women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped launch the first American satellites, lunar missions and planetary explorations. Those “human computers,” as they were called, are seen here in 1953. Image: NASA

Join us Friday, June 14, from 5:30-7:00 pm to celebrate Sally’s Night, the 41st Anniversary of astronaut Dr. Sally Ride becoming the first American woman in space, and to shine the light on women in STEM.

Cosmosphere Curator Shannon Whetzel will share stories of the “Rocket Girls,” a group of human computers who worked at NASA and JPL from the 1940s through 1960s.

The event includes cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and appetizers. It is free to Cosmosphere members and $15 for non-members.

  • Cosmosphere Members: Please RSVP to sheilah@cosmo.org or 620.665.9310 by Fri., June 7. 
  • Non-members: Please purchase tickets by contacting tristyng@cosmo.org or 620.665.9326.

Interested in becoming a member of the Cosmosphere? Click here for more details.

For more information on Sally’s Night or find an in-person event in your area, click here.

This project received Federal support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative Pool, administered by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.