She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures.
Author: Katherine Johnson
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review) The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.
Reaching for the Moon is the girls' version of Lucy H. Pearce's Amazon bestselling book Moon Time: harness the ever-changing energy of your menstrual cycle for girls aged 9-14 as they anticipate and experience their body's changes.
Author: Pearce H Lucy
Reaching for the Moon is the girls' version of Lucy H. Pearce's Amazon bestselling book Moon Time: harness the ever-changing energy of your menstrual cycle. For girls aged 9-14 as they anticipate and experience their body's changes. Beginning with an imaginary journey into the red tent, a traditional place of women's wisdom, some of the gifts and secrets of womanhood are imparted in a gentle lyrical way, alongside practical advice. Reaching for the Moon is a nurturing celebration of a girl's transformation to womanhood. Lucy H. Pearce is the mother of three, and author of five books for girls and women. A must-read for all our daughters! Melia Keeton-Digby, author, The Heroines Club A beautiful, insightful book that every girl should have clenched to her heart... the most life-affirming gift you could offer. Wendy Cook, Founder, Mighty Girl Art(TM) For our daughters and their mothers, thank you. ALisa Starkweather, founder, Red Tent Temple Movement
... Juan Ponce de Leon and the Search for the Fountain of Youth Sir Walter
Raleigh and the Search for EI Dorado Reaching for the Moon: The Apollo
Astronauts Theodore Roosevelt and the Exploration of the Amazon Basin
Sacagawea: Guide ...
Author: Hal Marcovitz
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Surveys the achievements of the Apollo program and the astronauts and other individuals who made the program a success.
In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon.
Author: Roger D. Launius
Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 and closing with the end of the Apollo program in 1972, Launius examines how early space exploration blurred the lines between military and civilian activities, and how key actions led to space firsts as well as crushing failures. Launius places American and Soviet programs on equal footing--following American aerospace engineers Wernher von Braun and Robert Gilruth, their Soviet counterparts Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov--to highlight key actions that led to various successes, failures, and ultimately the American Moon landing.
But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how mine came true.
Author: Buzz Aldrin
I walked on the moon. This is my journey. But it didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 1, 1969. It began the day I was born. Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible—from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon. I always knew the Moon was within my reach—and that I was ready to be on the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how mine came true.
-- Joseph M. Kitagawa, University of Chicago
Author: Kenneth W. Morgan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The title of this book is inspired by a Japanese Zen image of a monkey reaching for the image of the moon reflected in a pond. One of the themes of the book is that the reflected image, while not the truth in and of itself, reflects the truth and is thus worth reaching for.
During the 1950s, America and the Soviet Union were locked in an intense political and military standoff called the Cold War.
Author: John Choi
Publisher: Rosen Young Adult
During the 1950s, America and the Soviet Union were locked in an intense political and military standoff called the Cold War. Out of this competition came the greatest adventure of mankind to date: humans left Earth and went into space, changing history forever. Through accessible yet engaging text, captivating photographs, and informative sidebars, readers will learn about the first rockets launched during World War II, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who was the first man in space. Details of the long and dangerous trip when Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins finally set foot on the moon will enrapture readers. Students will explore how past successes and failures have led to present-day accomplishments.
It was the first magazine in the United States to reach a circulation of one million.
The magazine has been synonymous ... “Reaching for the Moon,” the title ofthis
book, is the title to a song written by Irving Berlin in 1930. It was the title song to ...
Author: Edited by Julia Park Tracey
"I'm glad I'm alive." Doris Louise Bailey, a teen in the Prohibition era, writes this sentiment over and over in her diaries as she struggles with a life-threatening bout of scarlet fever. But it's also an apt summation of how she lived in the years following her brush with death. Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1927-1929) contains Doris's true-life adventures as she flirts with boys, sneaks sips of whiskey and bets on racehorses - breaking rules and hearts along the way. In Portland, Oregon, she's the belle of the ball, enjoying the attention of several handsome gents. In Arizona, she rides a wild strawberry roan, winning races and kissing cowboys. From hospital wards and petting parties to rodeos and boarding school, this older, more complex Doris faces the dawning of the Depression and her own emergence as a young adult with even more humor, passion and love of life than she showed in her earlier diaries. Readers of all ages will relate to her pursuit of true love, freedom, and adventure in her own time and on her own terms.
The author serves up a touching, long-overdue tribute to the astronauts who died while pursuing their very difficult jobs, including the victims of the Apollo fire and the two Gemini astronauts killed in a plane wreck, as well as others.
Author: Colin Burgess
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
The author serves up a touching, long-overdue tribute to the astronauts who died while pursuing their very difficult jobs, including the victims of the Apollo fire and the two Gemini astronauts killed in a plane wreck, as well as others. Simultaneous. (History)
" This volume takes readers on the journey through the amazing successes and heartbreaking tragedies of astronauts trying to reach the moon, complete with NASA and historical photographs correlating with the stellar narrative.
Author: Michael Rajczak
Alan Shepard Jr. became the first American in space in 1961. His fifteen-minute mission showed that humans could survive a wild ride atop a rocket. In a speech to Congress just 20 days later, President John F. Kennedy declared "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth." This volume takes readers on the journey through the amazing successes and heartbreaking tragedies of astronauts trying to reach the moon, complete with NASA and historical photographs correlating with the stellar narrative.
For example, one of the Tamayo paintings is called Women Reaching For the
Moon. It is from the late 1940s, I think, and it looks like a combination of Diego
Rivera and Georges Braque, sort of muralist and sort of cubist. There are two very
Author: Ann McCutchan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
The Muse That Sings is a collection of interviews with 25 various American composers, born between 1930 and 1960, who explain how they think in sound, mould musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic creations to the printed page.
Billy was to turn up a few years later and have a far - reaching influence on my
future . Strange ... Cyril Blake was a black trumpet player who was quite the
happiest , friendliest , most helpful man I had ever met in 24 REACH FOR THE
Author: Cyril Ornadel
Publisher: Book Guild Limited
The name of Cyril Ornadel may not be known to many outside the musical theatre. The back of his head, however, was for many years the most famous on television, for Cyril Ornadel was the conductor in the orchestra pit for ITV's immensely popular programme, Sunday Night at the London Palladium. But this efficient and unassuming man was the musical director for numerous West End 'hit' shows: Kismet, Call Me Madam, Pal Joey, Wonderful Town, The King and I and My Fair Lady, to name but a few. He is also a composer in his own right. His song 'Portrait of My Love' is a standard, known and loved by an entire generation, while 'If I Ruled the World' from Pickwick, the musical he wrote with Wolf Mankowitz and Leslie Bricusse, became a world-class hit and turned into what was virtually the late Sir Harry Secombe's theme tune. Now, in this rich and illuminating memoir, Cyril Ornadel shares the fruits of his experience in almost every aspect of the music business - theatre, films, recording, composing, orchestrating, conducting, producing. With wit, wisdom and humility he candidly discusses the triumphs and disasters of his lifelong love affair with Show Business.
Author: Samantha Abeel
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Poetry, written by a girl with learning disabilities, reflects her feelings and experiences.
... Chichester, UK, 2009 Burgess, Colin and Kate Doolan, Fallen Astronauts:
Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln,
NE, 2003 Cassutt, Michael, Who's Who in Space (International Space Year
Author: Colin Burgess
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Often lost in the shadow of the first group of astronauts for the Mercury missions, the second and third groups included the leading figures for NASA's activities for the following two decades. “Moon Bound” complements the author’s recently published work, “Selecting the Mercury Seven” (2011), extending the story of the men who helped to launch human spaceflight and broaden the American space program. Although the initial 1959 group became known as the legendary pioneering Mercury astronauts, the astronauts of Groups 2 and 3 gave us many household names. Sixteen astronauts from both groups traveled to the Moon in Project Apollo, with several actually walking on the Moon, one of them being Neil Armstrong. This book draws on interviews to tell the astronauts' personal stories and recreate the drama of that time. It describes the process by which they were selected as astronauts and explains how the criteria had changed since the first group. “Moon Bound” is divided into two parts, recounting the biographies relating to the nine astronauts from NASA’s Group 2 in the first part, and the fourteen finalists in Group 3 in the second part. The stories of both selection groups are narrated through the experiences of four finalists with interesting backgrounds. One of these men is Al Rupp of the USAF who, as a West Point cadet, cheekily helped to steal the Navy mascot goat prior to the annual Army versus Navy game in 1953, thus achieving legendary status in the game’s history. Rupp was killed in a plane crash just two years after being named as a finalist for Group 3. The service career of naval aviator John Yamnicky was also very much the equal of other finalists, but he was killed on September 11, 2001, as he was a passenger on hijacked Flight 77, which was flown into the Pentagon. At the end of the work there are several chapters on how these candidates were prepped for their missions.
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Elizabeth , and Dale Anderson . The First Moon Landing . Graphic Histories .
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Author: Thomas K. Adamson
"The story of the first landing of men on the moon in July of 1969. Presented in graphic format."--From source other than the Library of Congress