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

Siegel, Rebecca. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781338290158 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: x, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, 2020

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- The women who fought for flight -- 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.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > History > Juvenile literature.
Space race > History > Juvenile literature.
Astronauts > Training of > United States > Juvenile literature.
Astronautics > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Women in astronautics > History > Juvenile literature.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Victoria J 629.4500973 Sie 38080500274103 Juvenile Available -

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