Women Astronauts Book & CD-ROM
Item #: BookWomen
This book is a must for any girl or young woman who wants to learn about women astronauts. How did they become astronauts? Read about every woman who has ever flown in space...their childhood, training, everyday lives, and of course, their actual missions into space! Also, find out what it takes to become an astronaut, about the selection process, training, and what it's like to live and work as an astronaut in space, and here on Earth.
In 1963, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space. But few people know that several American women also tried to get into space in the early 1960's but never became NASA astronauts. Read their story and how attitudes towards women in space changed with the 1978 selection of six women astronauts. Put the CD-ROM into your computer and watch America's first woman astronaut Sally Ride rocket into space, Shannon Lucid float on the Mir Space Station, and Susan Helms work on the International Space Station. Fly through the ISS. Watch interviews with several women astronauts.
This is a fun, inspirational book for girls and young women who are interested in space exploration and becoming an astronaut. This book is also for anyone who wants to learn about women astronauts, what they do, and how they got to where they are today.
The books would also make excellent guides for in-class discussions. Parents homeschooling their daughters, and who may be wondering where to find information on possible career fields, will want to include these books in the family library as well. Each biography gives readers a glimpse at the personal perspective, education, experience, and special honors each the astronauts have received. Their stories, albeit moderate in length, are inspirational and contain an abundance of information. The book is written in a direct and positive manner, and parents can feel comfortable with the content. A photograph accompanies each biography. Women Astronauts includes a CD-Rom with video interviews of eight of the women profiled.Book DetailsPaperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing Inc; Bk&CD-Rom edition (July 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.4 inches
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