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The Resource Almost Astronauts

Almost Astronauts

Label
Almost Astronauts
Title
Almost Astronauts
Statement of responsibility
by Tanya Lee Stone
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
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304112
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 629.450092273
  • 920
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
Label
Almost Astronauts
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b81f4f82-e9a7-40f4-ab02-550fbc2cf2b6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780763656096
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Almost Astronauts
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b81f4f82-e9a7-40f4-ab02-550fbc2cf2b6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780763656096
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Bellaire City LibraryBorrow it
      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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