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Survey map of Chesterville Plantation in Virginia, 1951.

Mary Winston Jackson worked as a mathematician, called human computer, at NACA and later NASA from 1950-1985.

Worked at NACA and NASA with tracking teams of manned and unmanned orbital missions. Notable calculations included trajectory for Alan Shepard‘s 1959 flight; Verification calculations made for John Glenn's 1962 orbit; and calculations for the 1969…

Letter signed by NASA director Floyd L. Thompson congratulating Miriam D. Mann on 20 years of Federal Government service. The letter is dated April 1, 1963 and describes the award Mrs. Mann would receive at the ceremony in October 1963.

Man participates in the dig for historical evidence of the "contraband" camp in Hampton, Virginia.

Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight. The Mercury-Redstone 3 was the first United States human spaceflight, on May 5, 1961, piloted by astronaut Alan…

President Roosevelt signing a declaration.

Photograph of Miriam D. Mann
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