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The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight

Martha Ackmann - History - 2004 - 280 pages
Profiles the thirteen extraordinary women, all pilots who passed the same battery of tests as the Mercury 7 astronauts, who were chosen as America's first female astronauts but ...
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Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play ...

Martha Ackmann - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 288 pages
Documenting multiple challenges at every turn--as a target for racism from society at large and sexism both inside and outside of the Negro League--this is the unique story of ...
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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 - 2005 - 256 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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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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Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and ...

Karen Gibson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2014 - 240 pages
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 ...
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Amelia Earhart's Daughters: The Wild And Glorious Story Of American Women ...

Leslie Haynsworth, David Toomey - History - 2000 - 352 pages
In 1942, with war raging on two fronts and military pilots in short supply, the U.S. Army Air Force enlisted a handful of skilled female aviators to deliver military planes ...
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A History of Aerodynamics: And Its Impact on Flying Machines

John David Anderson - Science - 1998 - 478 pages
From the Foreword: 'John Anderson's book represents a milestone in aviation literature. For the first time aviation enthusiasts - both specialists and popular readers alike ...
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