To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts by Rebecca Siegel audiobook

To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts

By Rebecca Siegel
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Scholastic Inc 9781338290158
7.05 Hours 1
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A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course. In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class--the Mercury 7. The men endured grueling training and constant media attention for the honor of becoming America's first space heroes. But a group of 13 women--accomplished air racers, test pilots, and flight instructors--were enduring those same astronaut tests in secret, hoping to defy social norms and earn a spot among the stars. With thrilling stories of aviation feats, frustrating tales of the fight against sexism, and historical photos, To Fly Among the Stars recounts an incredible era of US innovation, and the audacious hope of the women who took their fight for spaceflight all the way to Washington, DC.

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A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course. In the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected seven superstar test pilots and former military air fighters to NASA's astronaut class--the Mercury 7. The men endured grueling training and constant media
attention for the honor of becoming America's first space heroes. But a group of 13 women--accomplished air racers, test pilots,
and flight instructors--were enduring those same astronaut tests in secret, hoping to defy social norms and earn a spot among the
stars. With thrilling stories of aviation feats, frustrating tales of the fight against sexism, and historical photos, To Fly Among the Stars
recounts an incredible era of US innovation, and the audacious hope of the women who took their fight for spaceflight all the way
to Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 7.05
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English