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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 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

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

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

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

Summary: Shares the life of the groundbreaking mathematician, including her childhood where she showed an incredible aptitude for math, the daily challenges she faced from both racism and sexism, and her work with NASA.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 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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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WHE

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.4 FAB

Schonfeld, Sara

Summary: Mars is our closest neighbor, and a little robot named Curiosity is investigating the planet for us. Join for a tour of the place this rover calls home. Get to know Mars through eye-catching illustrations of an alien landscape and the adorable robot in charge of exploring it all. And this rover's birthday is a perfect time to celebrate curiosity.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE BIR

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 Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD HID

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Hidden 2017

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

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

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

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Summary: On the eve of a top-secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. A NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator, Calli knows that a looming blizzard and the government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences. As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought. A...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio, Inc. 2019

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Tyson, Neil deGrasse.

Summary: The astrophysicist director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York discusses the future of space travel and the importance of its exploration for the United States' economy, security, and morale.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.4 TYS

David, Leonard

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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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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

Kennan, Erlend A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 1969

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

Nataraj, Nirmala

Summary: The Planets features more than 200 stunning photographs of our solar system from the archives of NASA, each paired with a detailed caption. The content is organized by distance from the Sun--beginning with Mercury and moving outward through Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the planetary objects beyond.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2017

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Schonfeld, Sara

Summary: Mars is our closest neighbor, and a little robot named Curiosity is investigating the planet for us. Join for a tour of the place this rover calls home. Get to know Mars through eye-catching illustrations of an alien landscape and the adorable robot in charge of exploring it all. And this rover's birthday is a perfect time to celebrate curiosity.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Schonfeld 2019

Summary: Go into space alongside the astronauts on the space shuttle. Experience working in zero gravity, and eating and sleeping in orbit. Witness the first spacewalk by an American woman, and the capture and repair of a satellite.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2001

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Summary: Shows how American and Russian astronauts train for life aboard the Russian space station Mir and, in film taken by the American astronauts in space, shows how the astronauts live, work, and entertain in a zero-gravity environment. Includes a brief review of the history of manned space flight. Features American astronaut Shannon Lucid.

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 629.44 Mission 2001