The Resource Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone

Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone

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Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream
Title
Almost astronauts
Title remainder
13 women who dared to dream
Statement of responsibility
Tanya Lee Stone
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. They were blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and the scrawled note of one of the most powerful men in Washington. But even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their example empowered young women to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. Almost Astronauts is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.450092/273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.85.A1
LC item number
S79 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
26 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780763636111
Lccn
2008017487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a794125
  • (OCoLC)225846987
  • (CaAE) a794125

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