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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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 629.4 NAS

Sasek, M. (Miroslav)

Summary: Presents a history of Cape Canaveral and the American space program, discussing the space missions that were launched from there, the various types of rockets used, and the successful landing of two astronauts on the Moon in 1969.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Universe 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.47 SAS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 2 copies

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

Dye, Paul (Paul F.)

Summary: Dye, NASA's longest-serving Flight Director, examines the split-second decisions that the directors and astronauts were forced to make in a field where mistakes are unthinkable, and where errors led to the loss of national resources-- and more importantly, one's crew. From the powerful fiery ascent to the majesty of on-orbit operations to the high-speed and critical re-entry and landing of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B DYE DYE

Summary: Get ready for exciting up-to-the-minute video of what's happening at NASA. Whether it be the latest launch, mission, or new discovery, this video brings it to you with incredible picture and sound! Each month, this video magazine will bring the thrill of space exploration to all!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV WHA

Dolan, Hannah

Summary: Profiles four women who have been integral to NASA's space program, helping to develop the Hubble Space Telescope, create computer code to send spacecraft to the moon, and work onboard the space shuttle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2018

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE DOL

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.4 FAB

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

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

Braun, Eric

Summary: "In a narrative nonfiction format, follows people who experienced the Challenger tragedy and controversy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.12 BRA

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.40973 BRI

Riddolls, Tom.

Summary: Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her from over 8,000 applicants to join its team of astronauts. Since then, Sally Ride has spent over 343 hours in space.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2011

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

Brinkley, Douglas

Summary: "July 20, 1969. It's a day that has earned a spot in history. It's the day that America was the first nation to succeed in sending two astronauts--Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong--to the moon. But what led to this unforgettable event? What were the stakes riding on the Apollo 11's safe landing? In acclaimed author Douglas Brinkley's first young readers' edition, space fans will get the riveting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.922 BRI

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

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2016

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3 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHE

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: "A volume explaining engineer Masahiro Ono's plan to create a space probe that will be able to hitch itself to an asteroid as the asteroid is traveling through our galaxy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.43 DE L

Murray, Julie

Summary: This book summarizes the history of NASA, from its beginnings to its accomplishments, to what it plans for the future. Historical photographs from NASA's archives, a glossary, and an index are included.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Zoom 2022

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.40 MUR

Summary: A profile in courage; the stories of brave men and women who proudly served their country on a bold new journey of space discovery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Madacy Home Entertainment 2011

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

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Summary: In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister - as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now, a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and only Calli can redirect its course. Aided by cutting-edge technologies, the NASA investigator and scientist turned Space Force...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2021

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COR

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COR

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

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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