Women Who Defeated Space And Their Stories


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We celebrate women who defeated space and their stories.

Learn about Kathy Sullivan the first women to walk in space, Sally Ride who helped opened doors for girls and women in all fields, plus inspiring stories of the most tremendous women explorers of space.

Space : A Visual Encyclopedia

by : Dorling Kindersley (DK Publishing)

Featuring a wealth of never-before-published NASA photographs, charts, stories, and contributions by NASA astronauts and experts, Space: A Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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Women Scientists in Astronomy and Space

by : Nancy Dickmann

Exploring and studying space are among humanity’s greatest accomplishments, but history books have too often neglected the incredible work of women astronomers and scientists. This informative book illuminates the lives and achievements of astronomical geniuses, from Wang Zhenyi of the Qing dynasty, to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.

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Women in Earth and Space Exploration

by : Tammy Gagne

Women are making important discoveries on land, under the sea, and in space. Women in Earth and Space Exploration looks at individuals who are making a major difference in these fields. Compelling text, full-color photos, and helpful back matter highlight these women and their work. Features include a table of contents, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

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To the Stars! : The First American Woman to Walk in Space

by : Carmella Van Vleet and Kathy Sullivan and Nicole Wong

Kathy Sullivan wanted to go everywhere. She loved blueprints and maps. She loved languages and the ocean. She didn’t like the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She wanted to explore and do exciting things that girls weren’t supposed to be able to do. Only men had the exciting jobs.
Kathy liked fishing and swimming; flying planes and studying science. That’s what she liked and that’s what she decided to do with her life. She followed her heart and eventually became a NASA astronaut and the first woman to walk in space. Kathy wanted to see the whole world and so she did: from space

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Sally Ride : A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman in Space

by : Tam O’Shaughnessy

A fascinating glimpse into the life of the first American woman in space, with gorgeous black-and-white and color photographs.
Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman in Space, is an intimate journey from her formative years to her final moments. Before she was an astronaut, Sally was a competitive tennis player who excelled at the game to such an extent that Billie Jean King told her she could play on the pro circuit. Before she earned a Ph.D. in physics, she was called an underachiever by her high school classmates. After her first historic space flight-she took a second in 1984-Sally continued to break ground as an inspirational advocate for space exploration, public policy, and science education, who fought gender stereotypes and opened doors for girls and women in all fields during the second half of the twentieth century.

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Women Who Rocked Space

by : Heather Alexander

STEM Stars Women Who Rocked Space is a wonderfully inspiring book for any budding scientist who needs awesome girl role models. From the first woman astronomer, to the ladies known as computers, to a record-holding spacewalker. Discover the inspiring stories of 19 of the most awesome female explorers of our solar system and beyond.

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