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The Resource To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts, Rebecca Siegel

To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts, Rebecca Siegel

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To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts
Title
To fly among the stars
Title remainder
the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Siegel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This narrative nonfiction work recounts the early years of air and space exploration and the daring exploits of America's first astronauts--both the men and women who were called upon to train."--
  • "In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class -- the Mercury 7. The men endured grueling training and constant media attention for the honor of becoming America's first space heroes. But a group of 13 women -- accomplished air racers, test pilots, and flight instructors -- were enduring those same astronaut tests in secret, hoping to defy social norms and earn a spot among the stars. With thrilling stories of aviation feats, frustrating tales of the fight against sexism, and historical photos, To Fly Among the Stars recounts an incredible era of US innovation, and the audacious hope of the women who took their fight for space flight all the way to Washington, DC."--Amazon
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10845609
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siegel, Rebecca
Dewey number
629.4500973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
LC call number
TL793
LC item number
.R5448 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Space race
  • Astronauts
  • Astronautics
  • Women in astronautics
  • United States
  • Astronautics
  • Astronauts
  • Space race
  • Women in astronautics
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts
Label
To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts, Rebecca Siegel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages [287]-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: February 20, 1960 -- Flight dreams -- The sky belonged to men -- Lightning fast and always lovely -- The jet age -- "A man's work" -- The test pilot years -- Setting records, Sputnik and the start of the space race -- Astronaut testing and selection -- Female, unit 1: Testing begins -- Dedication -- Going public -- Money, monkeys and men -- Testing more women -- Corvettes and parties -- Women in the 1960s? -- A test pilot questioned -- Phase III testing and a telegram -- Race to the finish -- The fight goes to Washington -- Of course, no women -- After Mercury -- Picking up the pieces -- Epilogue: The ultimate glass ceiling
Control code
on1078968405
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9781338290158
Lccn
2018055439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1078968405
Label
To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts, Rebecca Siegel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages [287]-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: February 20, 1960 -- Flight dreams -- The sky belonged to men -- Lightning fast and always lovely -- The jet age -- "A man's work" -- The test pilot years -- Setting records, Sputnik and the start of the space race -- Astronaut testing and selection -- Female, unit 1: Testing begins -- Dedication -- Going public -- Money, monkeys and men -- Testing more women -- Corvettes and parties -- Women in the 1960s? -- A test pilot questioned -- Phase III testing and a telegram -- Race to the finish -- The fight goes to Washington -- Of course, no women -- After Mercury -- Picking up the pieces -- Epilogue: The ultimate glass ceiling
Control code
on1078968405
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9781338290158
Lccn
2018055439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1078968405

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