Women In Space Following Valentina

Author: Shayler David
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846280788
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* This is the only book that provides the full story of the role of women in space exploration. * Previously unpublished photographs of various aspects of training and participation in spaceflights are included. * Personal interviews with female cosmonauts and astronauts. * Traces the history of female aviation milestones from the early part of the 20th Century to the current space programme.

Women Astronauts

Author: Laura S. Woodmansee
Editor: Burlington, Ont. : Apogee Books
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Recounts the story of each woman's flight into space, including personal information, background, and flight experience, and outlines the process involved in becoming an astronaut.

Women Astronauts

Author: Mary Virginia Fox
Editor: Julian Messner
ISBN: 9780671531058
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Describes the June, 1983 flight of the space shuttle with emphasis on the experiences of Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space. Also includes brief biographies of the eight woman astronauts discussing their training and their future participation in space flights.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

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Women

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Integrating Women Into The Astronaut Corps

Author: Amy E. Foster
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421401959
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Why, Amy E. Foster asks, did it take two decades after the Soviet Union launched its first female cosmonaut for the United States to send its first female astronaut into space? In answering this question, Foster recounts the complicated history of integrating women into NASA’s astronaut corps. NASA selected its first six female astronauts in 1978. Foster examines the political, technological, and cultural challenges that the agency had to overcome to usher in this new era in spaceflight. She shows how NASA had long developed progressive hiring policies but was limited in executing them by a national agenda to beat the Soviets to the moon, budget constraints, and cultural ideas about women’s roles in America. Lively writing and compelling stories, including personal interviews with America’s first women astronauts, propel Foster’s account. Through extensive archival research, Foster also examines NASA’s directives about sexual discrimination, the technological issues in integrating women into the corps, and the popular media’s discussion of women in space. Foster puts together a truly original study of the experiences not only of early women astronauts but also of the managers and engineers who helped launch them into space. In documenting these events, Foster offers a broader understanding of the difficulties in sexually integrating any workplace, even when the organization approaches the situation with as positive an outlook and as strong a motivation as did NASA.

Women In Space

Author: Karen Gibson
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613748477
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When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be 19 years before another woman got a chance—cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982—followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. And by breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. In Women in Space, author Karen Bush Gibson profiles 23 pioneers, all of whom achieved greatness in orbit. Read about Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the Space Shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who has logged more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station; Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; as well as astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, France, and more. Learn, too, about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding. Karen Bush Gibson is the author of Women Aviators, Native American History for Kids, and three dozen other books for young readers. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

Women In Science And Engineering

Author: Cecily Cannan Selby
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This volume comprises papers that assess whether, where and how progress has taken place in the 25 years since the Academy held a conference entitled Women in Science: Determinants of Success and recommend ways of accelerating it on the basis of research and the best practices to be found in corporate, government and academic institutions. The participants and presenters come from large and small industries, colleges and universities, and government agancies; they also represent a cross section of the scientific world, ranging from student to Nobel laureate. The shared perspective of the conference was that increased diversity must be aided and abetted through substantive changes in the attitudes, policies and practices that inform how we educate and evaluate the workforce and how we manage the workplace.

Women Sports

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Qualifications For Astronauts

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics
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American Women In Science

Author: Martha J. Bailey
Editor: Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Profiles 300 women who have made significant contributions in science since 1950

Women S Issues

Author: Margaret McFadden
Editor: Ready Reference
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With 696 topics from categories such as education, marriage and family, employment and poverty court cases and legislation, sports, and war and the military, this text is panoranmic in its coverage of important cases, events and personages in women's issues.

Astronauts

Author: Jim Ottaviani
Editor: First Second
ISBN: 125077778X
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In the graphic novel Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleave, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space. The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA’s first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. The trail-blazing women of Group 9, NASA’s first mixed gender class, had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman’s place is in space, but they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone.

Women In Space

Author: N. B. Grace
Editor: Childs World Incorporated
ISBN: 9781592967513
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Provides a history of the space program and the accomplishments of the women--both American and Russian--who became astronauts.

Women Of China

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Bulletin Agence Spatiale Europ Enne

Author: European Space Agency
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What Every American Should Know About Women S History

Author: Christine A. Lunardini
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ISBN: 9781558506879
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Covers major events in American history in which women played significant roles and profiles such notable figures as Anne Hutchinson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Betty Friedan

The Next Fifty Years In Space

Author: Erik Bergaust
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Notable Women Scientists

Author: Pamela Proffitt
Editor: Gale Research International, Limited
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Biographical profiles of 500 women around the world who have made significant contributions to the field of science, from antiquity to the present.

Women And Social Change In America

Author: Gerhard Falk
Editor: McFarland
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"Citing "the pill" as the principal catalyst for the sexual revolution and the subsequent gender revolution which continues today, the book examines the ascent of American women in the 21st century and comments on the social and ideological changes that c