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Almost Astronauts [compact Disc]

13 Women Who Dared To Dream

By Tanya Lee Stone

Have you ever heard of the “Mercury 13” women? Did you know that nearly twenty years before the first women were let into NASA’s astronaut program, there were others who tried? What are the requirements for being shot into space, piloting a hunk of metal while carrying the hopes and fears of your nation? Mastery of flying, as well as courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, and fitness – any checklist would certainly include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was an unspoken rule in place: astronauts must be male, and they must be white. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved not only that they were as tough as any man but also that they were brave enough to challenge the government. Their passage to space was blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and a note scrawled by one of the most powerful men in Washington. But in the end, their inspiring example empowered young women to take their rightful place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. Almost Astronauts is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age.

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Audio Books

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9781441825001


Format: Audio Books
Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
Summary: When America created NASA in 1958, there was an unspoken rule in place: astronauts must be white and male. However, thirteen women challenged the U.S. government and proved their strength and valor. Their passage to space was blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and one of the most powerful men in Washington. In the end, though, their inspiring example empowered young women to take their rightful place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules.
Title: Almost astronauts [compact disc] : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone ; forweword by Margaret A. Weitekamp.
Publisher Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2009.
Subject: Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature. Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile sound recordings. Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile sound recordings. Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile sound recordings. Audiobooks
Isbn: 9781441825001 1441825002
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 629.450092273 Sto
Oclc: 430055939
Upc: 9781441825001
Bib Id: 332111

Format: Audio Books
Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
Summary: When America created NASA in 1958, there was an unspoken rule in place: astronauts must be white and male. However, thirteen women challenged the U.S. government and proved their strength and valor. Their passage to space was blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and one of the most powerful men in Washington. In the end, though, their inspiring example empowered young women to take their rightful place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules.
Title: Almost astronauts [compact disc] : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone ; forweword by Margaret A. Weitekamp.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2009.
Description: 3 sound discs (3 hr., 42 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Series: BrillianceAudio on compact disc
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Subjects: Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Subjects: Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Subjects: Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Subjects: Audiobooks
Other Author: Weitekamp, Margaret A., 1971-
Other Author: Ericksen, Susan
Other Author: Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 3:42:00.
Notes: "The true story of the "Mercury 13" women."
Notes: Director: David Colacci.
Notes: Performed by Susan Ericksen.
ISBN: 9781441825001
ISBN: 1441825002
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Call Number: 629.450092273 Sto