The Resource Women in space : 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures, Karen Bush Gibson, (electronic resource)

Women in space : 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures, Karen Bush Gibson, (electronic resource)

Label
Women in space : 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures
Title
Women in space
Title remainder
23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures
Statement of responsibility
Karen Bush Gibson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
629.450092/52
Index
index present
Intended audience
12+
LC call number
TL793
LC item number
.G457 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • EBSCO eBooks
  • Women of action
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Women in space : 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures, Karen Bush Gibson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.ae.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=688612
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Mercury 13 : the astronauts who never were -- Cosmonauts : Valentina Tereshkova : first in space -- Svetlana Savitskaya : no apron for her -- Elena Kondakova : long-duration stay -- Yelena Serova : ready and waiting -- 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 commander -- Catherine (Cady) Coleman : musical astronaut -- Pamela Melroy : piloting in space -- Peggy Whitson : space station commander -- Sunita Williams : breaking records -- Barbara Morgan : teachers in space -- World astronauts -- Roberta Bondar : living a childhood dream -- Chiaki Mukai : opening doors -- Claudie Haigner : French astronaut and Soyuz commander -- Yi Soyeon : first Korean in space -- Kalpana Chawla : a tragic end -- Liu Yang : a flying knight in space -- Samantha Cristoforetti : military pilot astronaut -- The future of spaceflight
Control code
ocn869282516
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306373050
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
568556
System control number
  • (CaAE) ebs869282516
  • (OCoLC)869282516

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