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Astronauts

Astronauts

Women on the Final Frontier

eBook - 2020
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In the graphic novel Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier , Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleave, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space. The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA's first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. The trail-blazing women of Group 9, NASA's first mixed gender class, had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman's place is in space, but they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone .
Publisher: 2020
ISBN: 9781250777782
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Grades 4-8. In this graphic novel, Ottaviani and Wicks introduce readers to multiple trailblazing women astronauts. Retired astronaut Mary Cleave serves as the narrator and introduces us to Valentina Tereshkova, a Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman in space; the Mercury 13 (American women who p... Read More »


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