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The Resource Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]

Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]

Label
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 ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]
Creator
Subject
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
Summary
Presents the story of the thirteen women connected with NASA's Mercury 13 space mission, who braved prejudice and jealousy to make their mark and open the door for the female pilots and space commanders that would soon follow
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2010
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2010.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2010.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2010
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
304112
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.450092/273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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980
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 7
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
13 women who dared to dream
Label
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"T minus thirty-eight years" -- "I jumped at the offer" -- "Not a meaningful test" -- "Mommy's going to the moon!" -- "Too good to be true" -- "Regret to advise" -- "Let's stop this now!" -- "Jerrie Cobb isn't running this program. I am!" -- "The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes" -- "NASA never had any intention of putting those women in space" -- "We want to see a woman driving the bus, not sitting in the back" -- "I am living proof that dreams do come true."
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780763636111
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn225846987
  • OCoLC
Label
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp]
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"T minus thirty-eight years" -- "I jumped at the offer" -- "Not a meaningful test" -- "Mommy's going to the moon!" -- "Too good to be true" -- "Regret to advise" -- "Let's stop this now!" -- "Jerrie Cobb isn't running this program. I am!" -- "The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes" -- "NASA never had any intention of putting those women in space" -- "We want to see a woman driving the bus, not sitting in the back" -- "I am living proof that dreams do come true."
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780763636111
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn225846987
  • OCoLC

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