Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist

By Morgan, George D.

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9781616147396 9781616147402
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Prometheus


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Reviewed on June 1, 2013  |  Science and Technology

Morgan (playwright in residence, Cal Tech) is the son of rocket scientist Mary Sherman Morgan (1921–2004). Here he recounts the role she played in enabling the rocket launch that carried America's first satellite into space in 1958. She is credited with inventing Hydyne, the liquid fuel used to lift Explorer 1 into orbit. The strength of this biography rests in how the author contextualizes his mother's story within the better-known one of Wernher von...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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