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Almost astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

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They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow. 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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9780763636111
9780763656096
9781441832771
9781441890986
9780763645021
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MG
Level 7.1, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
980L
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Full title almost astronauts 13 women who dared to dream
Author stone tanya lee
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subject_facet Astronauts, Audiobooks, Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History, Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature, Sex discrimination against women, Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Sex discrimination against women -- United States. -- History. -- 20th century, Women -- Biography, Women astronauts, Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography, Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Women astronauts -- United States -- History. -- 20th century
title_display Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream
title_full Almost Astronauts 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone, Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp], Almost astronauts [electronic resource] : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone ; foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp
title_short Almost astronauts :
title_sub 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
topic_facet Astronauts, Biography & Autobiography, History, Juvenile Nonfiction, Science, Sex discrimination against women, Technology, Women, Women astronauts