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Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space Hardcover – 5 Jun 2018
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From the Back Cover
Galaxy Girls tells the amazing true stories of fifty remarkable women who conquered the impossible and forever changed the world of space exploration.
Since the very beginning, women have helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space. From astronauts to scientists, lawyers to teachers, these extraordinary women reached for the stars and taught us the sky is not the limit. Filled with stories that celebrate women from the nineteenth century to today--including Mary Jackson, NASA's first black female engineer, and former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space--Galaxy Girls is an inspiring and informative look at the mark women have left on the space race.
Written by Libby Jackson, a leading expert in human spaceflight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of the London College of Communication, this empowering book will delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages.
About the Author
Libby Jackson is one of Britain's foremost human spaceflight experts, and is the Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Program Manager for the UK Space Agency. Libby's career working in the space industry began when she applied for work experience at NASA at age seventeen from her secondary school in Kent. Weeks later she was sitting in mission control in Houston. Ten years later, and after completing a physics degree at Imperial College, she was back working at mission control for the European Space Agency in Munich. She was an instructor, a flight controller and finally a Columbus flight director on missions to the International Space Station. From 2014 to 2016, she managed the hugely successful UK Space Agency education and outreach program that supported Tim Peake's mission.
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Many of the women included had obvious professions such as engineer.doctor,mathematician but seamstress,actress,and textile worker are also in there. Inspiration to any woman that if you follow your gifts and talents and work hard anything is possible.Timely release given the focus on women's rights . It is a lovely gift for any female young or old.