Women Astronauts ISBN 9781896522876

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Women Astronauts
by Laura S. Woodmansee

Listen to The Space Show interview with Laura.

Exclusive Interviews with
Bonnie Dunbar; Assistant Administrator Johnson Space Center,
Ellen Ochoa, Kalpana Chawla, Anna Fisher, Ellen Baker, Linda Godwin,
Heidi Piper and Eileen Collins

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an astronaut? To blast-off into space and float above the Earth? "Women Astronauts" is a must for any girl or young woman who wants learn about women astronauts,what they do, and how they got to where they are today.

How did other women become astronauts? Read about every woman who has ever flown into space. This book is packed with exciting stories and interviews with many past and current women astronauts. Read about their childhood, training, everyday lives, and of course, their actual missions into space!

How can I become an astronaut? Is your future in space? Find out what it takes to become an astronaut, about the selection process, training, and what it's like to live and work as an astronaut in space, and here on Earth.

How can I feel like an astronaut now? Find out where you can train like an astronaut, learn about space, and get a taste of Astronaut ice cream. A guide to books, web sites, space stuff, and space places You can visit.

What's the history of Women Astronauts? In 1963, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space. But few people know that several American women also tried to get into space in the early 1960's but never became NASA astronauts. Read their story and how attitudes towards women in space changed with the 1978 selection of six women astronauts, including Sally Ride, and Biochemist Shannon Lucid.

Pop the CD-ROM into your computer and watch America's first woman astronaut Sally Ride rocket into space, Shannon Lucid float on the Mir Space Station, and Susan Helms work on the International Space Station. Fly through the ISS. Watch interviews with several women astronauts.

"Women Astronauts" by Laura S. Woodmansee is a fun, inspirational book for girls and young women and anyone interested in space exploration and what it’s like to be an astronaut.



“ . . . warmly welcomed and recommended and with the CD-ROM it is excellent value.” . . . Spaceflight - British Interplanetary Society
“The book will be a valuable addition to any exploration library, and should be especially important to girls and young women . . .” . . . SB&F (Science Books & Films)
“This is a fascinating book . . .”
“ . . . a very thorough piece of work, and a valuable resource . . .” . . . The Observatory Magazine

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