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Sally Ride : first American woman in space

by Camp, Carole Ann.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Penn Hills Library Juvenile j 92 RID
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j 92 RID
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 92 RIDE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92 RIDE
Carole Ann Camp examines the life and career of the first American woman in space from her childhood in California, through her lifelong love of science, to her missions as an astronaut. She discusses the work Sally Ride did while with NASA as well as her continuing work in physics.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6^-10. Two famous women in science are profiled in these biographies in the People to Know series. The book on Sally Ride is a lively account of her work as astronaut and astrophysicist. The focus is on the excitement of the training period and then the rising tension of the launching, the shuttle flight, and the landing. A fascinating chapter describes what it is like for an astronaut to live in microgravity for nearly a week--How does she eat, sleep, dress, wash, go to the bathroom?--and Ride's personal achievement is set within the general history of the space shuttle program. The Goodall biography is not as lively, maybe because it strives too hard to be inspirational, with an insistent drumbeat about her fulfilling her childhood dream. But, as with Ride, it is the work that is most interesting, and Goodall's groundbreaking observations of chimpanzee behavior in the wild make enthralling reading. Both biographies include full chapter notes, a bibliography, chronology, and occasional black-and-white photographs. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series People to know.
Subjects Ride, Sally -- Juvenile literature.
Ride, Sally.
Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Springfield, NJ :Enslow Publishers,1997
Language English
Description 104 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 102) and index.
ISBN 0894908294
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