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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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Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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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

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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Reynolds, Donna

Summary: "Humans have long been fascinated with exploring the vast expanse of space, despite the inherent dangers of surviving beyond Earth's atmosphere. This volume delves into the history of human space exploration, from the first pioneering missions to the cutting-edge technology being developed today. Readers discover the physical and psychological challenges that come with living in space, from the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cavendish Square Publishing 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.45 REY

Calkhoven, Laurie

Summary: "Discover the thrilling side of the history of the space race in this fact-tastic, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the secrets of American History! Did you know that you can't bring a sandwich on a spaceship? Or that a group of people who had lost their hearing played an important role in the race to send astronauts to the moon? Find out about those true stories and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629 CAL

Stone, Robert

Summary: In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Stone and Andres reveal for the first time the unknown stories of the individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America's momentous achievement. They show that the moon landing-- now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary-- grew...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.45 STO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.45 STO

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 JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Space Fabiny

Cruddas, Sarah

Summary: Chronicles the history of space exploration, from the earliest rocket launches to possible future Mars colonies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2019

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

Harris, Duchess

Summary: When Neil Armstrong set foot upon the moon in 1969, it was the end result of an effort that involved several years, billions of dollars, and hundreds of thousands of people. The First Moon Landing examines this historic event from multiple perspectives, including those of Armstrong himself, computer programmer Margaret Hamilton, and engineer Tom Kelly. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.45 HAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J629.454 HAR

Slader, Erik

Summary: Today, everyone is familiar with Neil Armstrong's famous words as he first set foot on the moon: 'One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.' He made it look easy, but America's journey to the moon was anything but simple. In 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite, into orbit, America had barely crossed the starting line of the great Space Race. Later...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Launius, Roger D.

Summary: In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society. The Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world, and thus they loom large in our collective memory. Many have detailed the exciting events of the Apollo program, but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.45 LAU

Summary: When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped on the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughters' initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. Cernan's burning ambition carried him from a quiet Chicago suburb to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and ultimately,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAS

Slader, Erik

Summary: A humourous look at the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union in space exploration known as the Space Race and the innumerable failures that paved the way to the first lunar landing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 692.4 SLA

Benoit, Peter

Summary: Describes the history of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

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

Summary: Millions remember the countdowns, launchings, splashdowns, and parades as the U.S. raced the USSR to the moon in the 1960s. But few know that both countries also ran parallel space programs, whose covert goal was to launch military astronauts on spying missions. In this program, Nova delves into the untold story of this top-secret space race, which might easily have turned into a shooting war...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2007

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

Rissman, Rebecca

Summary: Includes stories about Katherine Johnson, Miriam Mann, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughn, Annie Easley, and Christine Darden.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 RIS

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Summary: The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and personalities that influenced and dominated the 1960s in America, sketching a portrait of this remarkable decade that is both entertaining and illuminating.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [publisher not identified] 2015

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SIX

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 + BLU-RAY DRAMA HID

Cadbury, Deborah.

Summary: Presents a history of the space programs of the United States and the Soviet Union and the competition to be the first to land on the Moon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

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

Lassieur, Allison.

Summary: "Describes the space race and the moon landing. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YOU

Brzezinski, Matthew

Summary: The behind-the-scenes story of the fierce battles on earth that launched the superpowers into space. Khrushchev was frustrated at America's U-2 spy plane, which flew too high to be shot down. But Russia's chief rocket designer, had an answer: an artificial satellite that would orbit the earth and cross American skies at will. The launch of Sputnik on October 4, 1957, stunned the world. Sputnik...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books 2007

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

Cherrix, Amy E.

Summary: The award-winning author of Eye of the Storm chronicles the lesser-known rivalry between former Nazi-turned-U.S. Cold War scientist Wernher von Braun and Russian rocket designer Sergei Korolev, explaining how their controversial scientific achievements shaped human history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Summary: Chasing the moon reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing overlooked and lost archival material, the film features a cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CHA

Cernan, Eugene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.45 CER

Brinkley, Douglas

Summary: As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon. On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.40973 BRI

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