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Almost astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone.

Almost astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone.
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400165106 ACD 629 STO
Adult Audio Books   Gunnedah . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781441890573
Name Stone, Tanya Lee.
Title Almost astronauts [sound recording] : 13 women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone.
Published Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2010
Description 3 sound discs (3 hr., 42 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Notes Unabridged.
In container (18 cm.).
Compact discs.
Performers Read by Susan Ericksen.
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.
Subjects Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature
Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
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