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The Resource Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream

Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream

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Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream
Title
Almost astronauts
Title remainder
13 women who dared to dream
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by Tanya Lee Stone
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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. Back matter includes an author's note, an appendix, further reading, a bibliography, sources, source notes, and an index
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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
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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
Midwest
Dewey number
629.450092/273
Index
no index present
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980
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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13 women who dared to dream
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Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12044927
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780763656096
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12044927
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12044927
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream
Link
Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT12044927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780763656096
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12044927
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12044927
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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