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March 10, 2015

Annie Easley on the cover of a NASA publication.

Annie Easley was a mathematician who began working at NASA in 1955. She worked in the Launch Vehicles Division, developing coding used in solar and wind energy experiments. Her strategy for coping with racial and gender discrimination was to focus on the work. "I'm out here to do a job and I knew I had the ability to do it," she once said.

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