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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 28 related to The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight.    

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Tanya Lee Stone - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2011 - 144 pages
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 ...
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Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America's First Women in Space Program

Margaret A. Weitekamp - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 232 pages
Margaret Weitekamp traces the rise and fall of the Lovelace Woman in Space program within the context of the cold war and the thriving women's aviation culture of the 1950s ...
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Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race

Stephanie Nolen - Science - 2004 - 356 pages
A female world-record-setting pilot, Jerrie Cobb was recruited in 1959 to take the astronaut tests. She excelled, so the doctor who supervised the selection of NASA's Mercury ...
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Space for Women: A History of Women With the Right Stuff

Pamela Freni - History - 2002 - 210 pages
A history of women who were recruited as potential astronauts early in the space race and their attempt to be the first females in space. It tells of their success in the ...
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Integrating Women Into the Astronaut Corps: Politics and Logistics at NASA ...

Amy E. Foster - History - 2011 - 207 pages
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 ...
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Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965

Francis French, Colin Burgess - Science - 2007 - 429 pages
A history of early space flight focuses on the careers of both American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts and includes coverage of other persons who worked in support roles.
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Women With Wings

Jacqueline McLean, Jacqueline A. Kolosov - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 160 pages
Describes the lives and accomplishments of six famous women aviators: Harriet Quimby, Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart, Beryl Markham, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Jacqueline Cochran.
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