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Women in Space : 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

By: Gibson, Karen Bush.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women of Action: Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (244 p.).ISBN: 9781613748459.Subject(s): Air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Astronauts -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women astronauts -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women in astronautics -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women in Space : 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking AdventuresDDC classification: 629.450092 | 629.45009252 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Part I: The Mercury 13; The Astronauts Who Never Were; Part II: Cosmonauts; Valentina Tereshkova: First in Space; Svetlana Savitskaya: No Apron for Her; Elena Kondakova: Long Duration in Space; Yelena Serova: Ready and Waiting; Part III: American Women Join the Space Race; Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space; Judith Resnik: All She Ever Wanted to Do; Kathryn Sullivan: A Walk into History; Shannon Lucid: A Russian Favorite; Mae Jemison: Doctor Astronaut; Ellen Ochoa: Career Astronaut
Eileen Collins: Space Shuttle CommanderCatherine "Cady" Coleman: Musical Astronaut; Pamela Melroy: Piloting in Space; Peggy Whitson: Space Station Commander; Sunita Williams: Breaking Records; Barbara Morgan: Teachers in Space; Part IV: World Astronauts; Roberta Bondar: Living a Childhood Dream; Chiaki Mukai: Opening Doors; Claudie André-Deshays Haigneré: French Astronaut and Soyuz Commander; Yi Soyeon: First from Korea; Kalpana Chawla: A Tragic End; Liu Yang: Flying Knight in Space; Samantha Cristoforetti: Military Pilot Astronaut; The Future of Space flight; Acknowledgments; Notes; Glossary
Online Resources for Further ReadingBibliography; Index; About the Author; About the Series; Back Cover
Summary: Twenty-three women from 10 different countries whose careers span a half century of human spaceflight are profiled in this educational book for young readers. Women in Space features such figures as Sally Ride, the first American woman to orbit the earth; Peggy Whitson, who logged more than a year in orbit while aboard the International Space Station; Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; and astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, and France. Additional attention is paid to the women of Mercury 13, a program that trained women in the same screening tests administered to the men who became the first astronauts at NASA. Space pioneer Valentina Tereshkova, who in 1963 became the first woman to rocket into space, is also profiled. These stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who broke the stratospheric ceiling demonstrate the vital role women have played in the history of space exploration.
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Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Part I: The Mercury 13; The Astronauts Who Never Were; Part II: Cosmonauts; Valentina Tereshkova: First in Space; Svetlana Savitskaya: No Apron for Her; Elena Kondakova: Long Duration in Space; Yelena Serova: Ready and Waiting; Part III: American Women Join the Space Race; Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space; Judith Resnik: All She Ever Wanted to Do; Kathryn Sullivan: A Walk into History; Shannon Lucid: A Russian Favorite; Mae Jemison: Doctor Astronaut; Ellen Ochoa: Career Astronaut

Eileen Collins: Space Shuttle CommanderCatherine "Cady" Coleman: Musical Astronaut; Pamela Melroy: Piloting in Space; Peggy Whitson: Space Station Commander; Sunita Williams: Breaking Records; Barbara Morgan: Teachers in Space; Part IV: World Astronauts; Roberta Bondar: Living a Childhood Dream; Chiaki Mukai: Opening Doors; Claudie André-Deshays Haigneré: French Astronaut and Soyuz Commander; Yi Soyeon: First from Korea; Kalpana Chawla: A Tragic End; Liu Yang: Flying Knight in Space; Samantha Cristoforetti: Military Pilot Astronaut; The Future of Space flight; Acknowledgments; Notes; Glossary

Online Resources for Further ReadingBibliography; Index; About the Author; About the Series; Back Cover

Twenty-three women from 10 different countries whose careers span a half century of human spaceflight are profiled in this educational book for young readers. Women in Space features such figures as Sally Ride, the first American woman to orbit the earth; Peggy Whitson, who logged more than a year in orbit while aboard the International Space Station; Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; and astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, and France. Additional attention is paid to the women of Mercury 13, a program that trained women in the same screening tests administered to the men who became the first astronauts at NASA. Space pioneer Valentina Tereshkova, who in 1963 became the first woman to rocket into space, is also profiled. These stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who broke the stratospheric ceiling demonstrate the vital role women have played in the history of space exploration.

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Gr 7-10-In the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, the first woman in space was the Soviet, Valentina Tereshkova, in 1963. America's first female astronaut, Sally Ride, went into space in 1983. This book details the stories of 19 others from across the globe who overcame obstacles of prejudice to fly in space. They include four Soviet women, Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, Japanese doctor Chiaki Mukai, French astronaut Claude Andre-Deshays Haignere, and Yi Soyeon, the first Korean in space. The story of the Mercury 13 is fascinating; 15 women were selected by NASA in the late 1950s. Successful pilots and scientists, they trained, as did the (male) crew of the Mercury 7, but then were not allowed to travel. Each chapter contains photographs and "Learn More" suggested readings. Sidebars are scattered throughout the book. This volume is a companion to the author's Women Aviators (Chicago Review, 2013) and an important addition to women's-history collections.-Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with Illinois Eastern Community Colls., Mt. Carmel (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Karen Bush Gibson is the author of dozens of children's books, including Native American History for Kids and Women Aviators. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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