Space Exploration
Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space
Galaxy Girls
50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062850210
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.
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Leaving Orbit
Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Paperback      ISBN: 155597709x
The winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, exploring Florida's Space Coast and the history of NASA, takes measure of what American spaceflight has achieved and gathers possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore? Original.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Hidden Figures
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062798952
The #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the hit Academy Award-winning movie, now available in a beautifully designed, illustrated edition featuring more than two dozen never-before-seen photos. Hidden Figures is the untold true story of the African-American female mathematicians, "colored computers," at NASA who provided the calculations that helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space, set against the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women. Originally math teachers in the South’s segregated public schools, these gifted professionals answered Uncle Sam’s call during the labor shortages of World War II. With new jobs at the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Hampton, Virginia, they finally had a shot at jobs that would push their skills to the limits. Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden—four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades as they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.
Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space
Space Race
The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space
Paperback      ISBN: 0061176281
From the author of Dreams of Iron and Steel comes a fascinating account of the competition between the Americans and Soviets for control of outer space, focusing on two brilliant and ambitious scientists--Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev--who fueled it. Reprint.
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
The Astronaut Wives Club
A True Story
Paperback      ISBN: 145550324x
Describes what life was like for a group of military wives, including Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Betty Grissom, and Louise Shepard, who were thrust into the spotlight when their husbands became Mercury Seven astronauts.
Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
Endurance
A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
Hardcover      ISBN: 1524731595
An illustrated memoir by the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station shares candid reminiscences of his voyage, his colorful formative years and the off-planet journeys that shaped his early career.
The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility
The Case for Space
How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility
Hardcover      ISBN: 1633885348
Now that free enterprise has taken the lead in spaceflight, Zubran predicts and promotes a new entrepreneurial space race. He discusses how to build a lunar base, asteroids for fun and profit, the outer worlds, and terraforming: bringing new world to life. Then he argues why we must: for the knowledge, the challenge, our survival, and our freedom. Annotation
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Hidden Figures
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Paperback      ISBN: 0062363603
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to the space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes, in a best-selling account that inspired the forthcoming film. Reprint. 250,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Hidden Figures
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Paperback      ISBN: 0062677284
The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers
Moon Rush: The New Space Race
Moon Rush
The New Space Race
Hardcover      ISBN: 1426220057
A veteran space journalist, delving into the space and technology central to our explorations of Earth