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Interview with Miss Mary Jane Wilson who graduated from the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in 1874.

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…

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…

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.

Survey map of Chesterville Plantation in Virginia, 1951.

Photograph of Mary Smith Peake, teacher.

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

Photograph of Miriam D. Mann

President Roosevelt signing a declaration.
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