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The six : the untold story of America's first women astronauts /  Cover Image Book Book

The six : the untold story of America's first women astronauts / Loren Grush.

Grush, Loren, (author.).


"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.

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  • 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.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
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.
Subject: Ride, Sally.
Resnik, Judith, 1949-1986.
Sullivan, Kathy, 1951-
Lucid, Shannon, 1943-
Seddon, Rhea, 1943-
Women astronauts > Biography.
Women astronauts > United States > Biography.
Women astronauts.
Women astronauts > United States > History.
Astronauts > Biography.
Astronauts > United States > Biography.
Astronauts > United States > History.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library 629.4097 GRUSH 2023 39851001692368 New Non-fiction Copy hold Available -

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