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Women Spacefarers : Sixty Different Paths to Space.

By: Cavallaro, Umberto.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Space Exploration: Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (434 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319340487.Subject(s): AstronauticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women Spacefarers : Sixty Different Paths to SpaceDDC classification: 629.450082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acronyms -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Women in Space: A Soviet Record -- Right Stuff but Wrong Sex -- Mercury-13 -- FLATs (Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees) -- Every Country Has Its Own Astronauts -- NASA Opens to Women -- The Long Road to Integration in the East -- Full Integration in the West -- "Female Quotas" Are Rising -- Women, Space, and Philately -- 1: Valentina Tereshkova: The Icon of Soviet Female Emancipation -- References -- 2: Svetlana Savitskaya: Twice in Space-The Second Soviet First -- References -- 3: Sally Ride: America's Pioneering Woman in Space -- References -- 4: Judith Resnik: The Second "Shuttlenaut" -- References -- 5: Christa McAuliffe: "NASA Teacher in Space" -- References -- 6: Kathryn D. Sullivan: The First American Spacewalker -- References -- 7: Anna Lee Fisher: The First Mother in Space -- References -- 8: Margaret Rhea Seddon: The First Wedding Among NASA Astronauts -- References -- 9: Shannon Lucid: The First American Woman to Participate in a Long-Duration Mission -- References -- 10: Bonnie J. Dunbar: The First Female Astrocosmonaut in History -- References -- 11: Mary L. Cleave: Flying at Age 14 -- References -- 12: Ellen Baker: An Internist Physician on the Shuttle -- References -- 13: Kathryn Thornton: The "Space Walker Mom" -- References -- 14: Marsha Ivins: Aspiring Astronaut at 19 -- References -- 15: Linda M. Godwin: Physics and Astronomy -- References -- 16: Helen Sharman: The First Briton in Space -- References -- 17: Tamara Jernigan: An Astrophysicist Out Among the Stars -- References -- 18: Millie Hughes-Fulford: The First Female Payload Specialist -- References -- 19: Roberta Bondar: The Pioneer of Space-Medicine Research -- References -- 20: Nancy Jan Davis: Growing Up with the Saturn Rockets -- References -- 21: Mae Jemison: Our Limits Are the Stars -- References.
22: Susan J. Helms: Three-Star General -- References -- 23: Ellen Ochoa: "Reach for the Stars and Let Nothing Limit Your Potential!" -- References -- 24: Janice Voss: Visits the International Space Station as a Cygnus Craft -- References -- 25: Nancy Currie-Gregg: A Passion for Flying and Concern for Safety -- References -- 26: Chiaki Mukai: The First Japanese Astronaut -- References -- 27: Elena Kondakova: The First Woman to Take Part in a Long-Duration Space Mission -- References -- 28: Eileen Collins: The First Woman "Shuttlenaut" in the Driver's Seat -- References -- 29: Wendy Lawrence: The First Woman Astronaut of the US Navy -- References -- 30: Mary E. Weber: From Skydiving to Stellar Strategies -- References -- 31: Cady Coleman: The Colonel Playing the Flute in Space -- References -- 32: Claudie Haigneré: The First European Space Agency Female Astronaut -- References -- 33: Susan Still Kilrain: The Second Woman to Ever Pilot the Shuttle -- References -- 34: Kalpana Chawla: The Regret of Not Officially Visiting Her Native Country -- References -- 35: Kathryn Hire: The First American Woman Assigned to a Combat Aircrew -- References -- 36: Janet Kavandi: The Rewards of Perseverance and Tenacity -- References -- 37: Julie Payette: "To Assemble a Ship in the Ocean During a Storm" -- References -- 38: Pamela Melroy, the Second and Last Woman to Command a Shuttle -- References -- 39: Peggy Whitson: The First Woman Commander of the International Space Station -- References -- 40: Sandra Magnus: Soaring to New Heights -- References -- 41: Laurel B. Clark: From Deep Oceans to the Stars -- References -- 42: Stephanie Wilson: "Madam Robotics Expert" -- References -- 43: Lisa Nowak: The First Woman Astronaut Ever Dismissed from NASA -- References -- 44: Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper: From Diver to Astronaut -- References.
45: Anousheh Ansari: The First Iranian Spacewoman -- References -- 46: Sunita Williams: A Marathon Runner in Space -- References -- 47: Joan Higginbotham: An Unplanned Adventure -- References -- 48: Tracy Dyson: The Lead Vocalist for the All-­Astronaut Band Max Q -- References -- 49: Barbara Morgan: "I'll Fly with the Eyes, Ears, the Heart and Mind of a Teacher" -- References -- 50: Yi So-Yeon: Korean "Spaceflight Participant" -- References -- 51: Karen Nyberg: The Marathoner Engineer Who Competes with the Space Station -- References -- 52: Megan McArthur: An Aerospace Engineer Riding a Pedal-Powered Submarine -- References -- 53: Nicole Stott: A Steady Flying Passion -- References -- 54: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger: From Space Camp to Space Station -- References -- 55: Naoko Yamazaki: Astronaut for 4088 Days -- References -- 56: Shannon Walker: The First Native Houstonian Astronaut to Fly into Space with Russians -- References -- 57: Liu Yang: The First Female Taikonaut -- References -- 58: Wang Yaping: A Live Lesson from the "Heavenly Palace" -- References -- 59: Elena Serova: The First Russian Woman Cosmonaut on the International Space Station -- References -- 60: Samantha Cristoforetti: A New Record for Endurance in Space for a Woman -- References -- Appendix 1: List of space missions participated in by women spacefarers -- Appendix 2: Extravehicular activities -- Appendix 3: Military astronauts -- Appendix 4: Women spacefarers married to astronauts (country and year of selection in brackets) -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Books -- Index.
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Acronyms -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Women in Space: A Soviet Record -- Right Stuff but Wrong Sex -- Mercury-13 -- FLATs (Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees) -- Every Country Has Its Own Astronauts -- NASA Opens to Women -- The Long Road to Integration in the East -- Full Integration in the West -- "Female Quotas" Are Rising -- Women, Space, and Philately -- 1: Valentina Tereshkova: The Icon of Soviet Female Emancipation -- References -- 2: Svetlana Savitskaya: Twice in Space-The Second Soviet First -- References -- 3: Sally Ride: America's Pioneering Woman in Space -- References -- 4: Judith Resnik: The Second "Shuttlenaut" -- References -- 5: Christa McAuliffe: "NASA Teacher in Space" -- References -- 6: Kathryn D. Sullivan: The First American Spacewalker -- References -- 7: Anna Lee Fisher: The First Mother in Space -- References -- 8: Margaret Rhea Seddon: The First Wedding Among NASA Astronauts -- References -- 9: Shannon Lucid: The First American Woman to Participate in a Long-Duration Mission -- References -- 10: Bonnie J. Dunbar: The First Female Astrocosmonaut in History -- References -- 11: Mary L. Cleave: Flying at Age 14 -- References -- 12: Ellen Baker: An Internist Physician on the Shuttle -- References -- 13: Kathryn Thornton: The "Space Walker Mom" -- References -- 14: Marsha Ivins: Aspiring Astronaut at 19 -- References -- 15: Linda M. Godwin: Physics and Astronomy -- References -- 16: Helen Sharman: The First Briton in Space -- References -- 17: Tamara Jernigan: An Astrophysicist Out Among the Stars -- References -- 18: Millie Hughes-Fulford: The First Female Payload Specialist -- References -- 19: Roberta Bondar: The Pioneer of Space-Medicine Research -- References -- 20: Nancy Jan Davis: Growing Up with the Saturn Rockets -- References -- 21: Mae Jemison: Our Limits Are the Stars -- References.

22: Susan J. Helms: Three-Star General -- References -- 23: Ellen Ochoa: "Reach for the Stars and Let Nothing Limit Your Potential!" -- References -- 24: Janice Voss: Visits the International Space Station as a Cygnus Craft -- References -- 25: Nancy Currie-Gregg: A Passion for Flying and Concern for Safety -- References -- 26: Chiaki Mukai: The First Japanese Astronaut -- References -- 27: Elena Kondakova: The First Woman to Take Part in a Long-Duration Space Mission -- References -- 28: Eileen Collins: The First Woman "Shuttlenaut" in the Driver's Seat -- References -- 29: Wendy Lawrence: The First Woman Astronaut of the US Navy -- References -- 30: Mary E. Weber: From Skydiving to Stellar Strategies -- References -- 31: Cady Coleman: The Colonel Playing the Flute in Space -- References -- 32: Claudie Haigneré: The First European Space Agency Female Astronaut -- References -- 33: Susan Still Kilrain: The Second Woman to Ever Pilot the Shuttle -- References -- 34: Kalpana Chawla: The Regret of Not Officially Visiting Her Native Country -- References -- 35: Kathryn Hire: The First American Woman Assigned to a Combat Aircrew -- References -- 36: Janet Kavandi: The Rewards of Perseverance and Tenacity -- References -- 37: Julie Payette: "To Assemble a Ship in the Ocean During a Storm" -- References -- 38: Pamela Melroy, the Second and Last Woman to Command a Shuttle -- References -- 39: Peggy Whitson: The First Woman Commander of the International Space Station -- References -- 40: Sandra Magnus: Soaring to New Heights -- References -- 41: Laurel B. Clark: From Deep Oceans to the Stars -- References -- 42: Stephanie Wilson: "Madam Robotics Expert" -- References -- 43: Lisa Nowak: The First Woman Astronaut Ever Dismissed from NASA -- References -- 44: Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper: From Diver to Astronaut -- References.

45: Anousheh Ansari: The First Iranian Spacewoman -- References -- 46: Sunita Williams: A Marathon Runner in Space -- References -- 47: Joan Higginbotham: An Unplanned Adventure -- References -- 48: Tracy Dyson: The Lead Vocalist for the All-­Astronaut Band Max Q -- References -- 49: Barbara Morgan: "I'll Fly with the Eyes, Ears, the Heart and Mind of a Teacher" -- References -- 50: Yi So-Yeon: Korean "Spaceflight Participant" -- References -- 51: Karen Nyberg: The Marathoner Engineer Who Competes with the Space Station -- References -- 52: Megan McArthur: An Aerospace Engineer Riding a Pedal-Powered Submarine -- References -- 53: Nicole Stott: A Steady Flying Passion -- References -- 54: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger: From Space Camp to Space Station -- References -- 55: Naoko Yamazaki: Astronaut for 4088 Days -- References -- 56: Shannon Walker: The First Native Houstonian Astronaut to Fly into Space with Russians -- References -- 57: Liu Yang: The First Female Taikonaut -- References -- 58: Wang Yaping: A Live Lesson from the "Heavenly Palace" -- References -- 59: Elena Serova: The First Russian Woman Cosmonaut on the International Space Station -- References -- 60: Samantha Cristoforetti: A New Record for Endurance in Space for a Woman -- References -- Appendix 1: List of space missions participated in by women spacefarers -- Appendix 2: Extravehicular activities -- Appendix 3: Military astronauts -- Appendix 4: Women spacefarers married to astronauts (country and year of selection in brackets) -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Books -- Index.

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Since the dawn of the space age, about 550 people have flown in space on American, Russian, and Chinese spacecraft. Of this group, 60 women have served as astronauts. The author commences the work with an introduction that mentions "Mercury 13," the 1960s NASA program for female astronauts. Most of the book consists of short chapters on female spacefarers, along with several photographs. The text highlights topics such as the first females in space, the various challenges of the first group of female astronauts, and the inherent sexism in the early days of NASA and in other international space programs. Interestingly, the book also documents how both the American and Russian space programs had females from other countries fly on their vehicles. In addition, the work details how NASA has had three female pilots and numerous female mission specialists, and the fact that the International Space Station recently had a female commander, Peggy Whitson. This work serves as a strong examination of females' evolving roles during the eras of space exploration. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. --John Z. Kiss, UNC-Greensboro

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<p>Umberto Cavallaro is editor of AD*ASTRA, the quarterly Journal of AS.IT.AF (Italian Astrophilately Society). His professional activity led him to cooperate for many years with ESA, the European Space Agency. Author of " Propaganda e Pragmatismo in gara per la conquista della Luna " (" Propaganda & Pragmatism in race to the Moon " Impremix, Torino 2011) and " Donne nello Spazio " ("Women inSpace", Mursia, Milano 2015), he has translated into Italian several publications, including " The All-American Boys " by Walter Cunningham, an Apollo VII astronaut.</p>

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