The Resource Galaxy girls : 50 amazing stories of women in space, Libby Jackson

Galaxy girls : 50 amazing stories of women in space, Libby Jackson

Label
Galaxy girls : 50 amazing stories of women in space
Title
Galaxy girls
Title remainder
50 amazing stories of women in space
Statement of responsibility
Libby Jackson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today--including Hidden Figure's Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space. When Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module, Eagle, he famously spoke of "one small step for man." But Armstrong would not have reached the moon without the help of women. Today, females across the earth and above it--astronauts and mathematicians, engineers and physicists, test pilots and aerospace psychophysiologists--are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, helping us to understand the universe and our place in it. Galaxy Girls celebrates more than four dozen extraordinary women from around the globe whose contributions have been fundamental to the story of humankind's quest to reach the stars. From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century to the "colored computers" behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to the scientific pioneers blazing the way to Mars, Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before, celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading British expert in human space flight, and illustrated with striking artwork from the students of London College of Communication, Galaxy Girls will fire the imaginations of trailblazers of all ages
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Libby
Dewey number
629.450092/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL789.85.A1
LC item number
J33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in astronautics
  • Women astronauts
  • Women in science
  • Women in computer science
  • Outer space
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Galaxy girls : 50 amazing stories of women in space, Libby Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Space exploration timeline -- Introduction -- The origins of space travel -- The dawn of the Space Age -- Space stations and shuttles -- Living and working in space -- The future of space -- Your mission
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780062850218
Lccn
2017958700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005470612
  • 1763810
  • (OCoLC)on1005470612
  • 1763810
Label
Galaxy girls : 50 amazing stories of women in space, Libby Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Space exploration timeline -- Introduction -- The origins of space travel -- The dawn of the Space Age -- Space stations and shuttles -- Living and working in space -- The future of space -- Your mission
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780062850218
Lccn
2017958700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005470612
  • 1763810
  • (OCoLC)on1005470612
  • 1763810

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