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Galaxy of Her Own

Libby Jackson


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ISBN: 9781780898360
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From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.
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  • Hardcover
    $23.75
ISBN: 9781780898360
ANNOTATION:
From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.

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From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.

Publisher Description

From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.

From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world.

Written by Libby Jackson, a leading UK expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this is a book to delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages.

Packed full of both amazing female role models and mind-blowing secrets of space travel, A Galaxy of Her Own is guaranteed to make any reader reach for the stars.

Author Biography

Libby Jackson is one of Britain's foremost space experts, and is the Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Programme Manager for the UK Space Agency. Libby's career working in the space industry began when she applied for work experience at NASA aged 17 from her secondary school in Kent. Weeks later she was sitting in Mission Control in Houston. 10 years on, and after completing a physics degree at Imperial College, she was back working at Mission Control from the European Space Agency side in Munich. Since then she has worked as a Columbus Flight Director on missions to the International Space Station. From 2014 - 2016, she managed the hugely successful UK Space Agency education and outreach programmes that supported Tim Peake's mission.

Review

"beautifully illustrated ... its specific focus on space will be very encouraging to young girls interested in science." Easy Parenting magazine "A fab book, great for Christmas, great for any time!" -- Steve Wright BBC Radio 2 "Gorgeous" -- Emma Gannon, blogger, author and presenter of CTRL ALT DELETE podcast "An important and beautiful book ... you will want to own this" -- Dallas Campbell, author and TV presenter "Celebrates the fact that space is an equal opportunities environment, that women can and should be involved in the huge array of opportunities in the world of space exploration" Radio 4 Today "Will suitably inspire trailblazers of all ages" Irish News "A wonderful read" BBC World News "Brilliantly readable" -- Radcliffe & Maconie BBC 6 Music "Needs to be on every space-lover's Christmas list" -- Hannah Beckerman, journalist and author "A wonderful book! Beautifully written and put together" -- Ahrani Logan, journalist, producer and CEO "Reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world" RTE Guide

Product Details

Author
Libby Jackson
Pages
144
Publisher
Cornerstone
Year
2017
ISBN-10
1780898363
ISBN-13
9781780898360
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2017-11-16
Subtitle
Amazing Stories of Women in Space
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book