Counting with NASA


by Joshua Edwards

Illustrated by Ze’Onna Shannon

Counting With NASA tells the story of Gloria Hullett-Smith, who was a Spacelab Training Specialist, teaching astronauts what to do on their missions in outer space. As a little girl in Birmingham, Alabama, Gloria loved math and applied it to making things with her mother and brother and counting things with her dad. Her parents helped her to dream big and pursue a career where she was one of the first African American women in a  leadership role in the space program.