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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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

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, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR Purple Dolan 2018

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, Call number: J 363.12 BRA

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

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

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

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

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: "A volume describing the innovations of Robert Hoyt. Hoyt is developing a robotic technology called SpiderFab that builds spacecraft while in orbit around Earth"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.1 DE L

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: "A volume explaining inventor Philip Lubin's plan to create space probes that use the power of laser beams to push the probe out of the solar system at around one-third the speed of light"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.47 DE L

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: 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

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 RID

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

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

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: "A volume explaining the research of NASA scientist Kendra Short for the creation of flexible, printed electronics, including printable space probes"--

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

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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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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Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: "The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

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Dean, Margaret Lazarus

Summary: In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629 DEA

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

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