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Almost Astronauts [playaway]

13 Women Who Dared To Dream

By Tanya Lee Stone

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.

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2009

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9781441832771


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
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.
Title: Almost astronauts [playaway] : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone ; foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp.
Publisher Date: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2009], p2009.
Subject: Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History -- Talking books. Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Talking books. Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Talking books. Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Talking books.
Isbn: 9781441832771 1441832777
Current Holds: 0
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System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 629.45 Sto
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Bib Id: 332683

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
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.
Title: Almost astronauts [playaway] : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone ; foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2009], p2009.
Description: 1 sound media player (ca. 4 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Subjects: Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History -- Talking books.
Subjects: Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Talking books.
Subjects: Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Talking books.
Subjects: Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Talking books.
Genre: Children's stories -- Talking books.
Other Author: Ericksen, Susan
Other Author: Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Other Author: Playaway Digital Audio
Other Author: Findaway World, LLC
Notes: Title from Playaway label.
Notes: "The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"-Container.
Notes: Release date supplied by publisher.
Notes: Previously released by Brilliance Audio, p2009.
Notes: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Notes: Performed by Susan Ericksen.
ISBN: 9781441832771
ISBN: 1441832777
Publisher Number: 10880
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 629.45 Sto
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