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Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Space Shetterly

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Summary: In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager missions as a way of exploring the solar system's outermost planets, capturing images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their moons. "The farthest" documents Voyager's journey, including first-hand accounts of the men and women who built the ships and guided their missions. Bonus film "Second genesis" explores the scientific quest to find life, or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 919.9 FAR

Cassutt, Michael

Summary: "One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. He was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 ABBEY, GEORGE CAS

Gehl, Laura

Summary: "A picture book biography of Nancy Grace Roman, the astronomer who overcame obstacles such as weakening eyesight and teachers who did not believe astronomy was an appropriate career for a woman to lead the NASA team to build the Hubble Space Telescope. This is the empowering story of a female scientist's triumphs at a time when society discouraged women from pursuing scientific careers. It is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROM

Summary: "Junior high and high school classes across the country should take field trips to see this movie."--Richard Roeper.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HID

Stine, Megan.

Summary: Looks at the life and career of the physicist and NASA astronaut who became the first American woman in space in 1983.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RID

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET RIDE

Summary: After a bad storm blows across Mars Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet, he must find a way to signal to Earth and in the meantime, survive on limited supplies. When NASA realizes he is alive, they must devise a rescue mission.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI MAR

Summary: As NASA prepared for the launch of Apollo 11 in July 1969, many African American leaders protested the billions of dollars used to fund "space joyrides" rather than help tackle poverty, inequality, and discrimination at home. This volume examines such tensions as well as the ways in which NASA's goal of space exploration aligned with the cause of racial equality. Essays provide new insights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2019

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Summary: Since the dawn of mankind, we have stared up at the lights in the sky and wondered. Now join the heroic men and women who have dared the impossible on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken - the quest to reach out beyond Earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Discovery Communications 2008

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Anderson, AnnMarie

Summary: "Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut to go to space. She worked on a space shuttle for two different missions. But Sally Ride did more than just travel to space. She also was a teacher, an author, and a scientist. Learn more about her amazing life in this new level 3 biography!, "--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE AND

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: "Find out all about NASA in this out-of-this-world addition to the What Was? series. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began in 1958. With its creation, the United States hoped to ensure it won the space race againstthe Soviet Union. Author Sarah Fabiny describes the origins of NASA, the launching of the Apollo program that landed the first human on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.4 FAB

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.4 FAB

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Set What Was 629.4 Fabiny 2019

Slade, Suzanne.

Summary: Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

Clemons, Jack

Summary: "In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons -- a former lead engineer in support of NASA -- takes listeners behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events, and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth."--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2019

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 629.45 CLE

Summary: NASA launches a Mars Recovery Mission to investigate and bring back survivors from the first manned mission to Mars which has mysteriously disappeared.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Video 2000

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Mission 2000

Johnson, Katherine G.

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Summary: In 2015, at the age of ninety-seven, Johnson became a global celebrity for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA's first flight into space. In her memoir Johnson provides a record of racial history that reveals the influential role Black educators played in nurturing the dreams of trailblazers like herself, and brings into focus the unrelenting grit required to make history and inspire...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, KATHERINE JOH

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B JOHNSON JOH

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician whose work was critical to the first US space flight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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Summary: As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HID RATED PG

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Summary: Includes film from the May 2009 mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as images captured by the telescope, and a series of scientifically realistic space flights based on Hubble data.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2011

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HUB

Mezrich, Ben

Summary: In 2002, NASA fellow Thad Roberts hatched the most daring heist ever conceived: steal NASA's precious moon rocks. With the help of his girlfriend and another female cohort, both NASA interns, Roberts successfully stole the rocks. However, selling the invaluable stones proved to be Roberts' downfall.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ROBERTS, THAD MEZ

Gray, Kristin L.

Summary: "It's Rover's anniversary on Mars! Time to celebrate by throwing the best party this planet has ever seen. Rover hands out invitations all over town, but it seems like he's the only one around. Will anyone come to the party, or will Rover be all alone on his big day? In 2013, NASA programmed their Curiosity rover to hum "Happy Birthday to You" in honor of its first year on Mars. Inspired by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A Knopf 2020

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Haise, Fred

Summary: "The extraordinary autobiography of astronaut Fred Haise, one of only 24 men to fly to the moon"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2022

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Summary: Board a satellite in space to look back upon the shuttle as it orbits the Earth. Be part of the crew, working alongside the astronauts as they deploy and repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Travel millions of miles beyond Earth to soar above the remarkable contours of Venus and Mars.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2001

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV 629.45 Destiny 2001

David, Leonard

Summary: "It seems a foregone conclusion: We will set foot on the Moon once more. Let this provocative, timely book by veteran space journalist Leonard David be your guide as it happens. Against an inspiring backdrop of history, science, and technology, he explains the explorations, enterprises, and most pressing issues surrounding our lunar satellite today..."--from Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners, LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.454 DAV

Becker, Helaine

Summary: "You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 [mission]. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

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