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Author Teitel, Amy Shira, author.

Title Fighting for space : two pilots and their historic battle for female spaceflight / Amy Shira Teitel.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    629.13 TEI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-426).
Summary Jackie Cochran had led the Women's Auxiliary Service Pilots during the Second World War, was the first woman to break the sound barrier. She was more qualified than any woman in the world to make the leap from atmosphere to orbit. Yet it was Jerrie Cobb, twenty-five years Jackie's junior and a record-holding pilot in her own right, who finagled her way into taking the same medical tests as the Mercury astronauts. While the American and international media spun the shocking story of a "woman astronaut" program, Jackie and Jerrie each hoping to turn the rumored program into their own ideal reality. Teitel uses their stories as guides through the shifting social, political, and technical landscape of the time.-- Adapted from jacket.
Subject Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Cochran, Jacqueline.
Cobb, Jerrie.
Aeronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781538716045 hardcover
1538716046 hardcover

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