To Fly Among the Stars

To Fly Among the Stars

The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts

Book - 2020
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"This narrative nonfiction work recounts the early years of air and space exploration and the daring exploits of America's first astronauts--both the men and women who were called upon to train."--
"In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class -- the Mercury 7. The men endured grueling training and constant media attention for the honor of becoming America's first space heroes. But a group of 13 women -- accomplished air racers, test pilots, and flight instructors -- were enduring those same astronaut tests in secret, hoping to defy social norms and earn a spot among the stars. With thrilling stories of aviation feats, frustrating tales of the fight against sexism, and historical photos, To Fly Among the Stars recounts an incredible era of US innovation, and the audacious hope of the women who took their fight for space flight all the way to Washington, DC."--Amazon.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Scholastic Focus,, 2020.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781338290158
1338290150
Branch Call Number: J 629.45 SI
Characteristics: x, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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