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Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - John Setear - Goodreads

This book is a blend of a father-daughter memoir (from the daughter's point of view) and a social history of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There's not much science or politics, except for the author ... Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Glorious.Clio - Goodreads

A personalized history of JPL (which quite often acts as a memoir), Lord outlines the Lab's history. Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

A personalized history of JPL (which quite often acts as a memoir), Lord outlines the Lab's history. Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Picked it up at the library, thought it looked interesting. It wasn't. I gave it 50 pages and quit. Too much memoir- I wanted more of the science and history. Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

I'm kind of sorry that there isn't an updated edition of this book with an additional new chapter as it ends with the successful landing of one Mars rover and the successful repair of the second, and ... Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Josephine Ensign - Goodreads

This really isn't a memoir as it is billed. Although MG Lord frames the book within her own childhood (trying to understand her father who works in 'rocket science') it is really about cultural shifts ... Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Black Elephants - Goodreads

MG Lord examines her childhood relationship with her remote father as a way of understanding the changes that rock the space engineering community from the Cold War to and present. What I liked most ... Read full review

Review: Astro Turf

User Review  - Marco - Goodreads

Fantastic account of the history of American rocketry outside of von Braun. It has a west coast perspective, as the author's father worked in California. It gives a good look at the JPL culture and ... Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Guy - Goodreads

An interesting look at the culture of JPL, the crazy story of it's founding, and how it has changed over the years (esp. regarding gender equality) with many related personal anecdotes. Read full review

Review: Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science

User Review  - Richard Gombert - Goodreads

If anyone is thinking about reading this book -- DON'T. It was a horrible book. The author is all about telling us how her life sucked, NASA sucked, JPL sucked, Men suck, Women suck. There are few ... Read full review


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