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

By SIEGEL, Rebecca

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9781338290158
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Scholastic Focus


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Reviewed on January 1, 2020  |  Middle To High School

Gr 8 Up—Male and female aviators of the 20th century were setting records and banking flight hours, but career opportunities were often reserved for white men. The origins of the U.S. space program were no different; despite highly qualified women who successfully completed training, NASA chose seven white men to undertake the first journeys to space. Siegel parallels the experiences of the contenders, comparing abilities, training results, and actual missions to clearly show the program's gender bias. Siegel notes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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