Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Little, Brown and Company #ad - In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. For the first time, rise of the rocket girls tells the stories of these women -- known as "human computers" -- who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.

If hidden figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, immensely readable history, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, Rise of the Rocket Girls. Entertainment Weekly. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.

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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Hachette Books #ad - While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, service, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, and scientific accomplishment.

Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. Army and navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. The award-winning new york times bestseller about the american women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" New York Times book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" Denver Post.

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Atria Books #ad - One of the manhattan project's secret cities, and yet at the height of world war II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75, it didn't appear on any maps until 1949, 000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, made lifelong friends, many met husbands there, and still call the seventy-year-old town home.

One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. The reverberations from their work there--work they didn't fully understand at the time--are still being felt today. In the girls of atomic city, denise kiernan traces the astonishing story of these unsung WWII workers through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents.

Now a new york times bestseller!the incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U. S. History. The tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb.

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II #ad - Like the immortal life of henrietta lacks, this is history and science made fresh and vibrant--a beautifully told, deeply researched story that unfolds in a suspenseful and exciting way. They all knew something big was happening at oak Ridge, Japan, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, and the secret was out.


Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures Women of Action

Chicago Review Press #ad - When valentina tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. It would be 19 years before another woman got a chance—cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982—followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later.

By breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in space profiles 23 pioneers, including eileen collins, the first african american woman in space; as well as astronauts from Japan, South Korea, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, Canada, Italy, France, who logged more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station; and Mae Jemison, and more.

Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures Women of Action #ad - . Their story, and doctors who followed them, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight.


Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Harper Design #ad - 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. 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, Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to the scientific pioneers blazing the way to Mars, celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements.

Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space #ad - 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. 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.


Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

William Morrow #ad - Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the south’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff.

Starting in world war ii and moving through to the cold war, katherine johnson and christine Darden, Mary Jackson, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes.

The #1 new york times bestsellerthe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, janelle monae, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, and Kevin Costner. Before john glenn orbited the earth, or neil armstrong walked on the moon, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, into space.

It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.


The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight

Random House #ad - For the first time, martha ackmann tells the story of the dramatic events surrounding these thirteen remarkable women, all crackerjack pilots and patriots who sometimes sacrificed jobs and marriages for a chance to participate in America’s space race against the Soviet Union. A provocative tribute to these extraordinary women, The Mercury 13 is an unforgettable story of determination, resilience, and inextinguishable hope.

. They passed the same battery of tests at the legendary Lovelace Foundation as did the Mercury 7 astronauts, but they were summarily dismissed by the boys’ club at NASA and on Capitol Hill. Despite the crushing disappointment of watching their dreams being derailed, at age forty, the oldest astronaut candidate, mother of eight and, who began flying when she was so small she had to sit on pillows to see out of the cockpit, who talked her way into the Lovelace trials, went on to become one of the first female FAA investigators; Janey Hart, the Mercury 13 went on to extraordinary achievement in their lives: Jerrie Cobb, dedicated her life to flying solo missions to the Amazon rain forest; Wally Funk, had the political savvy to steer the women through congressional hearings and later helped found the National Organization for Women.

The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight #ad - The ussr sent its first woman into space in 1963; the United States did not follow suit for another twenty years. For readers of the astronaut wives club, the Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight. In 1961, just as nasa launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America’s first female astronauts.

In addition to talking extensively to these women, ackmann interviewed chuck Yeager, and others at NASA and in the White House with firsthand knowledge of the program, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, and includes here never-before-seen photographs of the Mercury 13 passing their Lovelace tests.


The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History

Little, Brown and Company #ad - But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades. In the queens of animation, bestselling author nathalia holt tells their dramatic stories for the first time, showing how these women infiltrated the boys' club of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon.

As the influence of walt disney studios grew-and while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation-these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences. With gripping storytelling, and based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen, The Queens of Animation reveals the vital contributions these women made to Disney's Golden Age and their continued impact on animated filmmaking, Disney's first female-directed full-length feature film.

The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History #ad - . A best book of 2019: library journal, and financial timesfrom the bestselling author of rise of the rocket girls, from pinocchio to Frozen, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures From Snow White to Moana, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, the untold, Christian Science Monitor, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions.


Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Atheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - As an african american and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Now in reaching for the moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere. She worked on many of nasa’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon.

But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.

Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson #ad - In the early 1950s, katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. Katherine johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. A kirkus reviews best middle grade Book of 2019 “This rich volume is a national treasure. Kirkus reviews starred review “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.

School library journal starred review The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math.


The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

Penguin Books #ad - At the outset this group included the wives, and daughters of the resident astronomers, sisters, but soon the female corps included graduates of the new women's colleges—Vassar, Wellesley, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates.

From #1 new york times bestselling author dava sobel, the "inspiring" people, nature, little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomyA New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Named one of the best books of the year by NPR,  Smithsonian,  The Economist,  and NPR's Science FridayNominated for the PEN/E.

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars #ad - O. They helped discern what stars were made of, divided the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and found a way to measure distances across space by starlight. The “glass universe” of half a million plates that Harvard amassed over the ensuing decades—through the generous support of Mrs.

Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, and memoirs, diaries, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe. Cecilia helena payne,  who in 1956 became the first ever woman professor of astronomy at Harvard—and Harvard’s first female department chair.

Wilson literary Science Writing Award"A joy to read. The wall street journal in the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or “human computers, ” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night.


Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist

Prometheus #ad - In ray, north dakota, a young farm girl named Mary Sherman was attending high school. A decade later the dreams of these two disparate individuals would coalesce in ways neither could have imagined. World war ii and the cold war space race with the Russians changed the fates of both von Braun and Mary Sherman Morgan.

Recognizing her talent for chemistry, company management turned the assignment over to young Mary. In the end, america succeeded in launching rockets into space, but only because of the joint efforts of the brilliant farm girl from North Dakota and the famous German scientist. Told by her son, it describes mary sherman morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother's lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, technological, and personal.

In 1938, a young german rocket enthusiast named Wernher von Braun had dreams of building a rocket that could fly him to the moon. While von braun went on to become a high-profile figure in NASA's manned space flight, Mary Sherman Morgan and her contributions fell into obscurity--until now. When von braun and other top engineers could not find a solution to the repeated failures that plagued the nascent US rocket program, North American Aviation, where Sherman Morgan then worked, was given the challenge.

Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist #ad - In an age when girls rarely dreamed of a career in science, Mary wanted to be a chemist. Like the female scientists portrayed in hidden figures, mary sherman morgan was anotherunsung heroine of the space age-nowher story is finally told. This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist.