APRIL 21 – MAY 7
By George D. Morgan
Directed by Lisa Bertram
The untold story of Mary Sherman Morgan. The poor farm girl who, despite being refused higher education by her father, went on to become America’s first female rocket scientist.
She was the only woman, out of 900 engineers, working at North American Aviation’s Rocketdyne Division and one of only a few without a college degree.
In the role of Theoretical Performance Specialist, she mathematically calculated the expected performance of new rocket propellants. Her work resulted in the creation of the new rocket fuel Hydyne enabling America to put a satellite into orbit and making her one of the best-kept secrets of the Space Race.