Women in space : 23 stories of first flights, scientific missions, and gravity-breaking adventures / Karen Bush Gibson
Book | Chicago Review Press | 2014
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Description
234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series
Women of action
Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Summary
Stories of the female pilots, physicists, and doctors who broke the stratospheric ceiling.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227) and index.
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.
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ISBN
9781613748442 hardback
1613748442 hardback
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