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Women Spacefarers

Sixty Different Paths to Space

  • Umberto Cavallaro

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
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About this book

Introduction

This book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program. Beginning with the orbital flight of USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, they became players in the greatest adventure of our time. The author contextualizes their accomplishments in light of the political and cultural climate, from the Cold War in the background to the changing status of women in society at large, during the Seventies.

The book includes the biographies of, and in some cases interviews with, the sixty women who flew in space in the first half century of space history. It reports their achievements and some little known details. The result is a gallery of pioneering women who reached for the stars: women who, with exceptional skill, hard work, and dedication, reached impressive careers as accomplished pilots, researchers, and engineers; many are now in high level managerial positions both at NASA or in public and private organizations, and all left a legacy of strength.

Keywords

Female space pioneers Women in space Space gender studies Cold War space race female test pilots Women aerospace engineers Russian female cosmonauts Women astronauts

Authors and affiliations

  • Umberto Cavallaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Italian Astrophilately Society, AS.IT.AFVillarbasse, TorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-34048-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34047-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34048-7
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