LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Everyone who contributed to Neil Armstrong’s milestone of becoming the first man to walk on the moon will be celebrated on Saturday’s 50th anniversary, including women who for many years were left in the shadows.
The 2016 Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures” highlighted the role of black, female NASA mathematicians in the U.S. space race - a few of the pioneering women whose work had been forgotten, uncredited, or stolen by others.
Here are 10 women who were written out of history books:
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