The six : the untold story of America's first women astronauts / Loren Grush.
"When NASA sent astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s the agency excluded women from the corps, arguing that only military test pilots--a group then made up exclusively of men--had the right stuff. ... Eventually, though, NASA realized its blunder and opened the application process to a wider array of hopefuls, regardless of race or gender. From a candidate pool of 8,000, six elite women were selected in 1978: Sally Ride, Judy Resnik, Anna Fisher, Kathy Sullivan, Shannon Lucid, and Rhea Seddon. In [this book], ... journalist Loren Grush shows these brilliant and courageous women enduring claustrophobic--and sometimes deeply sexist--media attention, undergoing rigorous survival training, and preparing for years to take multi-million-dollar payloads into orbit"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9781982172800
- ISBN: 1982172800
- Physical Description: x, 422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2023.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
But only men can be astronauts -- Far from home -- Still warming up the bench -- NASA catches up -- Are you still interested in coming to work for NASA? -- Jet-setting -- The dawn of the space shuttle -- Working with men -- Choosing "The One" -- Ready, set-- -- Sally's ride -- Take two -- A walk into the void -- Anna to the rescue -- The heist -- The prince and the frog -- Turning point -- Closing a chapter.
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