The Resource They had a dream : the story of African-American astronauts, J. Alfred Phelps

They had a dream : the story of African-American astronauts, J. Alfred Phelps

Label
They had a dream : the story of African-American astronauts
Title
They had a dream
Title remainder
the story of African-American astronauts
Statement of responsibility
J. Alfred Phelps
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"They Had a Dream is the inspiring account of a small band of proud professionals, people who had the strength of character and the commitment to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles on their road to the "final frontier.""--BOOK JACKET. "In 1962, air force Capt. Edward Joseph Dwight, Jr., seemed destined to become America's first black astronaut. Despite strong backing from the highest levels of the Kennedy administration, however, the "good old boys" who controlled key aspects of astronaut corps selection and training won out - this time. But Dwight's failure paved the way for other African Americans who shared his desire to reach the stars."--BOOK JACKET. "So far, only seven African Americans have gained entrance to the astronaut corps. Their sacrifices, determination, and dedicated service ensure that many more will be able to follow in their footsteps."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phelps, J. Alfred
Dewey number
  • 629.45/0092/273
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.85.A1
LC item number
P43 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
African American astronauts
Target audience
adult
Label
They had a dream : the story of African-American astronauts, J. Alfred Phelps
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Col. Frederick D. Gregory: The Last of the First
  • Ch. 6.
  • Col. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.: Anchors Aweigh and Semper Fi!
  • Ch. 7.
  • Countdown to Glory: The Challenger Tragedy
  • Ch. 8.
  • Requiem
  • Ch. 9.
  • Stasis
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Star Grazing
  • Ch. 11.
  • Mae C. Jemison, M.D.: The First African American Woman in Space
  • Ch. 12.
  • Bernard Harris, Jr., M.D.: Perceived Reality
  • Capt. Edward J. Dwight, Jr.: Pushing the Envelope
  • Ch. 2.
  • Maj. Robert H. Lawrence, Jr.: The First African-American Astronaut-Designee
  • Ch. 3.
  • Col. Guion S. Bluford, Jr.: The First African American in Space
  • Ch. 4.
  • Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D.: The Second African American Astronaut in Space
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 291 p.
Isbn
9780891414971
Lccn
93020956
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM28710922
  • CARL028710922
Label
They had a dream : the story of African-American astronauts, J. Alfred Phelps
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Col. Frederick D. Gregory: The Last of the First
  • Ch. 6.
  • Col. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.: Anchors Aweigh and Semper Fi!
  • Ch. 7.
  • Countdown to Glory: The Challenger Tragedy
  • Ch. 8.
  • Requiem
  • Ch. 9.
  • Stasis
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Star Grazing
  • Ch. 11.
  • Mae C. Jemison, M.D.: The First African American Woman in Space
  • Ch. 12.
  • Bernard Harris, Jr., M.D.: Perceived Reality
  • Capt. Edward J. Dwight, Jr.: Pushing the Envelope
  • Ch. 2.
  • Maj. Robert H. Lawrence, Jr.: The First African-American Astronaut-Designee
  • Ch. 3.
  • Col. Guion S. Bluford, Jr.: The First African American in Space
  • Ch. 4.
  • Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D.: The Second African American Astronaut in Space
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 291 p.
Isbn
9780891414971
Lccn
93020956
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM28710922
  • CARL028710922

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