Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space
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Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space.
When Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module, Eagle, he famously spoke of “one small step for man.” But Armstrong would not have reached the moon without the help of women. Today, females across the earth and above it—astronauts and mathematicians, engineers and physicists, test pilots and aerospace psychophysiologists—are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, helping us to understand the universe and our place in it. Galaxy Girls celebrates more than four dozen extraordinary women from around the globe whose contributions have been fundamental to the story of humankind’s quest to reach the stars.
From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century to the “colored computers” behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to the scientific pioneers blazing the way to Mars, Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before, celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements.
Written by Libby Jackson, a leading British expert in human space flight, and illustrated with striking artwork from the students of London College of Communication, Galaxy Girls will fire the imaginations of trailblazers of all ages.
7 - 12 years
Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Peggy Whitson, Ada Lovelace
Girls Love STEAM Review:
Area of STEAM covered? All! The book includes Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math biographies of women in history of space exploration and travel. Each woman is celebrated with a large beautiful artistic portrait (no art details included).
Detailed and colorful Illustrations? Yes, all are colorful and most are detailed showing what each women did in her career without having to read any text. Each illustration was completed by a different artist from the London College of Communication (LCC). There are in several different artistic styles displayed and the artists names are listed at the back.
Uses STEAM terminology? Yes, mostly names of space crafts and missions each woman was involved with.
Type of Book? Biography - Compilation of multiple biographies of and quotes from women involved in space exploration and travel. Each biography consists of 1 page of text & 1 page of an artistic mural.
Comments? Wonderful collection of woman in space biographies listed in chronological order along with a graphic timeline of events. Great for anyone interested in women's history in space exploration and travel between the years of 1609-2016.
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