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Almost Astronauts [electronic Resource]

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 white.

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Format: Audio Ebook
Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
Summary: 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 white.
Title: Almost astronauts [electronic resource] : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone.
Publisher Date: Grand Haven : Brilliance Audio, p2009.
Subject: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History. Women astronauts -- United States -- History. Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography. Sex role -- United States -- History
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Call Number: TL789.85.A1 S766 2009ab
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Format: Audio Ebook
Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
Summary: 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 white.
Title: Almost astronauts [electronic resource] : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone.
Publisher, Date: Grand Haven : Brilliance Audio, p2009.
Subjects: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.
Subjects: Women astronauts -- United States -- History.
Subjects: Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Sex role -- United States -- History
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Ericksen, Susan
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Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Duration: 3:40:31.
Notes: Read by Susan Ericksen.
Notes: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 52840 KB).
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