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Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream / Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Margaret A. Weitekamp].

By: Stone, Tanya Lee.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 133 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780763636111 :; 0763636118 :; 9780763645021 :; 0763645028 :.Subject(s): Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature | Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography | Women astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Project Mercury (U.S.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 629.450092/273
Contents:
T minus thirty-eight years -- I jumped at the offer -- Not a meaningful test! -- Mommy's going to the moon! -- Too good to be true -- Regret to advise -- Let's stop this now! -- Jerrie Cobb isn't running this program. I am! -- The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes -- NASA never had any intention of putting those women in space -- We want to see a woman driving the bus, not sitting in the back -- I am living proof that dreams do come true.
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"The true story of the "Mercury 13" women"-Cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

T minus thirty-eight years -- I jumped at the offer -- Not a meaningful test! -- Mommy's going to the moon! -- Too good to be true -- Regret to advise -- Let's stop this now! -- Jerrie Cobb isn't running this program. I am! -- The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes -- NASA never had any intention of putting those women in space -- We want to see a woman driving the bus, not sitting in the back -- I am living proof that dreams do come true.

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