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

Stone, Tanya Lee. (Author). Ericksen, Susan. (Narrator).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781441825056 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1441825053 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: Grand Haven : Brilliance Audio, [2009]

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 3:40:31.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Susan Ericksen.
Summary, etc.:
Have you ever heard of the "Mercury 13" women? Did you know that nearly twenty years before the first women were let into NASA's astronaut program, there were others who tried? What are the requirements for being shot into space, piloting a hunk of metal while carrying the hopes and fears of your nation? Mastery of flying, as well as courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, and fitness - any checklist would certainly include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was an unspoken rule in place: astronauts must be male and white.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 52840 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Women astronauts > United States > History.
Women astronauts > United States > Biography.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration > History.
Sex role > United States > History.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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