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Women spacefarers : sixty different paths to space

Author: Umberto Cavallaro
Publisher: Switzerland : Springer, ; Chichester, UK : Praxis Publishing, 2017.
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This book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program. Beginning with the orbital flight of USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, they became players in the greatest adventure of our time. The author contextualizes their accomplishments in light of the political and cultural climate, from the Cold War in the background to the changing status of women in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Cavallaro
ISBN: 3319340476 9783319340470
OCLC Number: 946461264
Description: xxxi, 403 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Acronyms; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Women in Space: A Soviet Record; Right Stuff but Wrong Sex; Mercury-13; FLATs (Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees); Every Country Has Its Own Astronauts; NASA Opens to Women; The Long Road to Integration in the East; Full Integration in the West; "Female Quotas" Are Rising; Women, Space, and Philately; 1: Valentina Tereshkova: The Icon of Soviet Female Emancipation; References; 2: Svetlana Savitskaya: Twice in Space-The Second Soviet First; References; 3: Sally Ride: America's Pioneering Woman in Space; References. 4: Judith Resnik: The Second "Shuttlenaut"References; 5: Christa McAuliffe: "NASA Teacher in Space"; References; 6: Kathryn D. Sullivan: The First American Spacewalker; References; 7: Anna Lee Fisher: The First Mother in Space; References; 8: Margaret Rhea Seddon: The First Wedding Among NASA Astronauts; References; 9: Shannon Lucid: The First American Woman to Participate in a Long-Duration Mission; References; 10: Bonnie J. Dunbar: The First Female Astrocosmonaut in History; References; 11: Mary L. Cleave: Flying at Age 14; References; 12: Ellen Baker: An Internist Physician on the Shuttle. 13: Kathryn Thornton: The "Space Walker Mom": References; 14: Marsha Ivins: Aspiring Astronaut at 19; References; 15: Linda M. Godwin: Physics and Astronomy; References; 16: Helen Sharman: The First Briton in Space; References; 17: Tamara Jernigan: An Astrophysicist Out Among the Stars; References; 18: Millie Hughes-Fulford: The First Female Payload Specialist; References; 19: Roberta Bondar: The Pioneer of Space-Medicine Research; References; 20: Nancy Jan Davis: Growing Up with the Saturn Rockets; References; 21: Mae Jemison: Our Limits are the Stars; References; 22: Susan J. Helms: Three-Star GeneralReferences; 23: Ellen Ochoa: "Reach for the Stars and Let Nothing Limit Your Potential!"; References; 24: Janice Voss: Visits the International Space Station as a Cygnus Craft; References; 25: Nancy Currie-Gregg: A Passion for Flying and Concern for Safety; References; 26: Chiaki Mukai: The First Japanese Astronaut; References; 27: Elena Kondakova: The First Woman to Take Part in a Long-Duration Space Mission; References; 28: Eileen Collins: The First Woman "Shuttlenaut" in the Driver's Seat; References. 29: Wendy Lawrence: The First Woman Astronaut of the US NavyReferences; 30: Mary E. Weber: From Skydiving to Stellar Strategies; References; 31: Cady Coleman: The Colonel Playing the Flute in Space; References; 32: Claudie Haigneré: The First European Space Agency Female Astronaut; References; 33: Susan Still Kilrain: The Second Woman to Ever Pilot the Shuttle; References; 34: Kalpana Chawla: The Regret of Not Officially Visiting Her Native Country; References; 35: Kathryn Hire: The First American Woman Assigned to a Combat Aircrew; References.
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