Almost Astronauts

Almost Astronauts

13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
The story of thirteen women whose passage to space was blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and a note scrawled by one of the most powerful men in Washington, but who in the end became an inspiration for future young women keen to be astronauts.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009
Edition: 1st pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780763645021
0763645028
Branch Call Number: J PB 629.450092273 Sto 3564
Characteristics: 133 p. :,ill. (some col.)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

In 1961, women were expected to be wives and mothers; they couldn’t rent a car or take out a loan without a husband’s signature. Pilot Jerrie Cobb, who had more hours in the air than John Glenn, passed all the tests the astronauts took with flying colors, as did 13 other women pilots who dreamed of spaceflight. They had the right stuff, but were the wrong sex, and it wasn’t until 1978 that women were admitted to the space program. Illus. with photos.

In 1961, women were expected to be wives and mothers; they couldn’t rent a car or take out a loan without a husband’s signature. Pilot Jerrie Cobb, who had more hours in the air than John Glenn, passed all the tests the astronauts took with flying colors, as did 13 other women pilots who dreamed of spaceflight. They had the right stuff, but were the wrong sex, and it wasn’t until 1978 that women were admitted to the space program. Illus. with photos.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top