ISBN-10: 0262612135

ISBN-13: 9780262612135

ISBN-10: 0738202096

ISBN-13: 9780738202099

When we first blasted our manner into area a new release in the past, we did so with males from all the superpowers. ladies have been excluded from probably the most intriguing adventures of the century-and now not simply because they were not as much as the problem. In 1962, 3 comprehensive lady pilots took their case ahead of the U.S. Congress, yet they have been brushed off as unpatriotic. We have been in a chilly War-a house race-and NASA had already selected the Mercury Seven to symbolize the United States. In Almost Heaven, acclaimed author Bettyann Kevles supplies voice to the ladies of the gap age-women who had the "right stuff," yet needed to fight to end up it. via extensive interviews and meticulous examine, Kevles illuminates what makes those ladies tick. What have been their particular issues as girl astronauts? have been they honestly accredited into the astronaut corps, or have been they in simple terms "tokens"? She additionally poses a question that would impact generations to come back: Is NASA getting ready ladies in addition to males for trip past Earth's orbit, or is the examine nonetheless biased towards men?The tales of those 40 ladies, advised right here for the 1st time in wealthy and colourful aspect, discover the convergence of tradition and science-and recommend the conflict is way from over.

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