Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space.
When Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module, Eagle, he famously spoke of “one small step for man.” But Armstrong would not have reached the moon without the help of women. Today, females across the earth and above it—astronauts and mathematicians, engineers and physicists, test pilots and aerospace psychophysiologists—are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, helping us to understand the universe and our place in it. Galaxy Girls celebrates more than four dozen extraordinary women from around the globe whose contributions have been fundamental to the story of humankind’s quest to reach the stars.
From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century to the “colored computers” behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to the scientific pioneers blazing the way to Mars, Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before, celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading British expert in human space flight, and illustrated with striking artwork from the students of London College of Communication, Galaxy Girls will fire the imaginations of trailblazers of all ages.
Rear cover description:
"Galaxy Girls tells the amazing true stories of fifty remarkable women who conquered the impossible and forever changed the world of space exploration.
Since the very beginning, women have helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space. From astronauts to scientists, lawyers to teachers, these extraordinary women reached for the stars and taught us the sky is not the limit. Filled with stories that celebrate women from the nineteenth century to today—including Mary Jackson, NASA’s first black female engineer, and former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space—Galaxy Girls is an inspiring and informative look at the mark women have left on the space race.
Written by Libby Jackson, a leading expert in human spaceflight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of the London College of Communication, this empowering book will delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages."
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Harper Design (June 5, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches