Read the book “Hidden Figures”, see the movie too. This is the story of the women, many of them African American, who made 30+ MPG cars powered by 200+ HP engines that do 150 MPH possible. Back in 1935 NASA, then known as NACA, began hiring “computers” to do the maths to determine the best way for cars and planes to carve through the air and air to get through engines better. Only one year before Chrysler has introduced the radical for it’s time Airflow, the first car that was more aerodynamic going forward than in reverse. These were the dark days of aerodynamics, and these women did the heavy lifting to bring us the fast and efficient vehicles, aircraft, and spacecraft of today.

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