Rise of the Rocket Girls

For as Rise of the Rocket Girls engagingly informs us, those early American
satellites and the many more that followed would not have cleared paths to the
stars and planets without the contributions of smart, mathematically inclined
women.

Rise of the Rocket Girls

Author: Nathalia Holt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316338915

Page: 352

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The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women -- known as "human computers" -- who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading. "If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." -- Entertainment Weekly

The Rocket Girl S Tale

Reiki is a young clockwork engineer with dangerous information locked in her head and no memory of how it got there.

The Rocket Girl   S Tale

Author: K. Hippolite

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 153203153X

Page: 364

View: 788

Reiki is a young clockwork engineer with dangerous information locked in her head and no memory of how it got there. She is in turmoil. Shes just received a rejection notice from the Academy, and shes flustered by a marriage proposal from Jude, a man she likes but doesnt love. Arthur is an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart has grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda. Hes enamored with Reiki, but he must hold off approaching her romantically because of her memory loss. Their love will take time to form, facing challenges on many fronts. But after the flames of infatuation burn out, what pulls a rocket scientist and an oil baron together?

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Rise of the Rocket Girls tells a fascinating story of the women who made largely
unseen yet essential contributions to the early history of spaceflight.”—Jeff Foust,
The Space Review “Nathalia Holt's Rise of the Rocket Girls is a refreshing and ...

Summary and Analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls  The Women Who Propelled Us  from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504046374

Page: 30

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Rise of the Rocket Girls tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Nathalia Holt’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Rise of the Rocket Girls includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt: When the Jet Propulsion Laboratory first began researching rocket science and the possibilities within space exploration in the middle of the twentieth century, they hired a hyper intelligent group of female mathematicians to work with their staff of engineers. In Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars, Nathalia Holt examines four decades of the JPL’s major accomplishments from interviews and research of these groundbreaking women who were recruited to be “human computers,” Including, from this team of unsung heroes, Barbara Paulson, Helen Ling, Sue Finley, and Sylvia Lundy. As the JPL’s projects evolved from developing missiles and satellites to executing moon landings and planetary exploration projects, the women’s roles grew too, becoming the team responsible for launching America into Space—and they did it all while balancing marriage and children, too. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Rocket Girl

LIKE THE FEMALE SCIENTISTS PORTRAYED IN HIDDEN FIGURES, MARY SHERMAN MORGAN WAS ANOTHER UNSUNG HEROINE OF THE SPACE AGE—NOW HER STORY IS FINALLY TOLD. This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist.

Rocket Girl

Author: George D. Morgan

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616147407

Page: 325

View: 742

LIKE THE FEMALE SCIENTISTS PORTRAYED IN HIDDEN FIGURES, MARY SHERMAN MORGAN WAS ANOTHER UNSUNG HEROINE OF THE SPACE AGE—NOW HER STORY IS FINALLY TOLD. This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother's lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, technological, and personal. In 1938, a young German rocket enthusiast named Wernher von Braun had dreams of building a rocket that could fly him to the moon. In Ray, North Dakota, a young farm girl named Mary Sherman was attending high school. In an age when girls rarely dreamed of a career in science, Mary wanted to be a chemist. A decade later the dreams of these two disparate individuals would coalesce in ways neither could have imagined. World War II and the Cold War space race with the Russians changed the fates of both von Braun and Mary Sherman Morgan. When von Braun and other top engineers could not find a solution to the repeated failures that plagued the nascent US rocket program, North American Aviation, where Sherman Morgan then worked, was given the challenge. Recognizing her talent for chemistry, company management turned the assignment over to young Mary. In the end, America succeeded in launching rockets into space, but only because of the joint efforts of the brilliant farm girl from North Dakota and the famous German scientist. While von Braun went on to become a high-profile figure in NASA's manned space flight, Mary Sherman Morgan and her contributions fell into obscurity--until now.

Rocket Girl Volume 1

The New York Teen Police Department sends fifteen-year old cop DaYoung Johansson back in time to New York City 1986 to investigate Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time.

Rocket Girl Volume 1

Author: Brandon Montclare

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781632150554

Page: 120

View: 333

The New York Teen Police Department sends fifteen-year old cop DaYoung Johansson back in time to New York City 1986 to investigate Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time.

Rocket Girls

Yukari Morita is a high school girl on a quest to find her missing father.

Rocket Girls

Author: Housuke Nojiri

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421539853

Page: 216

View: 453

Yukari Morita is a high school girl on a quest to find her missing father. While searching for him in the Solomon Islands, she receives the offer of a lifetime--she'll get the help she needs to find her father, and all she need do in return is become the world's youngest, lightest astronaut. Yukari and her half sister Matsuri, also petite, are the perfect crew for the Solomon Space Association's launches, or will be once they complete their rigorous and sometimes dangerous training. -- VIZ Media

Rocket Girls The Last Planet

When the Rocket Girls accidentally splash down in the pond of Yukari Morita's old school, it looks as though their experiment is ruined.

Rocket Girls  The Last Planet

Author: Housuke Nojiri

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421541114

Page: 216

View: 629

When the Rocket Girls accidentally splash down in the pond of Yukari Morita's old school, it looks as though their experiment is ruined. Luckily, the geeky Akane is there to save the day. Fitting the profile--she's intelligent, enthusiastic, and petite--Akane is soon recruited by the Solomon Space Association. Yukari and Akane are then given the biggest Rocket Girl mission yet: to do what NASA astronauts cannot and save a probe headed to the minor planet Pluto and the very edge of the solar system. -- VIZ Media

Rocket Girls The Last Planet Novel Paperback

Ad Astra, baby!

Rocket Girls  The Last Planet  Novel Paperback

Author: Housuke Nojiri

Publisher: Haikasoru

ISBN: 9781421537658

Page: 250

View: 102

Ad Astra, baby! Reads L to R (Western Style) Yukari Morita is a high school girl on a quest to find her missing father. While searching for him in the Solomon Islands, she receives the offer of a lifetime--she'll get the help she needs to find her father, and all she need do in return is become the world's youngest, lightest astronaut. Yukari and her teen friends, all petite, are the perfect crew and cargo for the Solomon Space Association's launches, or will be once they complete their rigorous and sometimes dangerous training. When the Rocket Girls accidentally land in the yard of Yukari Morita's old school, it looks as though their experiment is ruined. Luckily, the geeky Akane is there to save the day. Fitting the profile--she's intelligent, enthusiastic, and petite--Akane is soon recruited by Solomon Space Association. Yukari and Akane are then given the biggest Rocket Girl mission yet: a voyage to the edge of the solar system and the minor planet of Pluto to save a NASA probe.

The Apollo Chronicles

Rocket Boys. New York: Dell Publishing, 1998. Holt, Nathalia. Rise of the Rocket
Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. New
York: Little, Brown, 2016. Ifrah, Georges. A Universal History of Computing: From
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The Apollo Chronicles

Author: Brandon R. Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190681349

Page: 269

View: 141

The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs. But Apollo's full account includes the earthbound engineers, mounds of their crumpled paper, and smoldering metal shards of exploded engines. How exactly did the nation, step by difficult step, take men to the Moon and back? In The Apollo Chronicles, fifty years after the moon landing, author Brandon R. Brown, himself the son of an Apollo engineer, revisits the men and women who toiled behind the lights. He relays the defining twentieth-century project from its roots, bringing the engineers' work and personalities to bright life on the page. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent American decade, the narrative whisks audiences through tense deadlines and technical miracles, from President John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to NASA's 1969 lunar triumph, as engineers confronted wave after wave of previously unthinkable challenges. Brown immerses readers in key physical hurdles--from building the world's most powerful rockets to keeping humans alive in the hostile void of space--using language free of acronyms and technical jargon. The book also pulls back from the detailed tasks and asks larger questions. What did we learn about the Moon? And what can this uniquely innovative project teach us today?

Life Is Funny Rocket Girl

Search Kathryn Maloney for more Life is funny. Composition Notebooks. This is a modified original public domain comic and NASA photo.

Life Is Funny  Rocket Girl

Author: Kathryn Maloney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781731551306

Page: 144

View: 502

Life is funny. Rocket Girl. **Please look inside before you complete your purchase. (We think you will like it!)** 144 College Ruled Pages Professionally designed glossy softbound cover. Dimensions 7.44 x 9.69"; school size! Wonderful multi-purpose paperback notebook. Great gift idea under $10.00! Perfect for back to school supplies, birthday gifts, rocket scientists, rocket girls, astrophysicist, and Special Occasion gifts. Search Kathryn Maloney for more Life is funny. Composition Notebooks. This is a modified original public domain comic and NASA photo.

Star Crossed

... Martha Ackmann's The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American
Women and the Dream of Space Flight; Nathalia Holt's The Rise of the Rocket
Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars; Margot
Lee ...

Star Crossed

Author: Emma Barry

Publisher: Penny Bright Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Page: 300

View: 699

Houston, Texas, 1964 Geraldine Brixton is ready to make history as the first female American astronaut. After a childhood traveling the air show circuit, she works as a pilot, so she’s more than prepared for the flying. But space demands more than operating equipment and the last obstacle in her way is also the most serious: math. Beverly Fox has made a career crunching the numbers that launch men into space. Numbers aren’t her problem: limits are. From the narrow expectations of her parents to discrimination at work, Bev’s life has been cut down over and over. Only in her hidden activities after dark does she feel whole. Wanting to do her part to get a woman into space, Bev offers to help Geri conquer math. But neither anticipates her intense attraction—or that it might be shared. Together, they could soar to everything they’ve ever wanted, but will their secrets bring them crashing back to Earth? lesbian interracial military astronaut 20th century computer science NASA romance

Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl

Author: Valerie Grey

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9781562015114

Page: 177

View: 192

Colorful tattoos, oversexed women, and flying bullets — the lusty world of the rockabilly lifestyle is revealed at last in Valerie Grey’s breathless, kinky novel, it's pages pulsing with loud music, fast sex, go-go girls, and strippers. Leah — stage name “Rocket Girl” — gets by, first as a dancer in Portland, later in the sleazy club scene of Hollywood. She engages in hardcore BDSM and one-night stands, bedding men and women alike, both rich and poor, straight and crooked, invisible and famous.

The Front Row

The Missouri featured a chorus line of dancers known as the Missouri Rocket
Girls . Russell Markert introduced this troupe of precision dancers who became
well - known throughout St . Louis . They were so successful that they toured the
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The Front Row

Author: Mary Bagley

Publisher: Gateway Books

ISBN:

Page: 176

View: 873

Maximum Rocknroll

Includes " Come On Nowa " Pick A Prize " " Turn Me On " and seven more
ROCKET PARAWAY FASTER RECORDS PARAWAY FASTER www .
emptyRecords . com motvRecords . com POB12301 Portland , OR 97212 Rocket
: Girls With ...

Maximum Rocknroll

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Theatre Record

How could anyone resist a show in which Rocket Girl , when she gets to the
Moon , is surrounded by tap dancing little green ... Times Whitney Ellis Private
School For Like These ' and ' Thief in the Girls is putting on an end - of - term
Night ' are ...

Theatre Record

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The Rocket

The girls are atop the Flanagan Flash , old - time handcar which was used in the
movie , " Rock Island Trail . " The float was decorated with red , white and blue
bunting and paintings of the original Rocket , done by Billy and A . E . Causey .

The Rocket

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In Plain Arabic

KHUZAA comes in from the street with a girl carrying an umbrella . ... Girl : Thank
you . KHUZAA : You are like a rocket ! Girl : What ? KHUZAA : You are like a
bomb ! Girl : Oh no ! You are a fool ! ... You Western girls have a weird temper .

In Plain Arabic

Author: Lenin El-Ramly

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN:

Page: 102

View: 570

A Palestinian student in London disappears. His colleagues, fourteen Arab students each representing a different nationality, meet to decide what to do. The portrayal of their stereotypical national characteristics and attitudes throws a sharp light on the way Arabs see themselves and each other, and their posturing, squabbling, double standards, and inability to act together in the face of a common dilemma call into question the whole idea of "Arab unity." In Egypt, the play was voted Best Play of the Year and it won the Kuwait-based Soad Sabbah Award for Youth Creativity. The International Herald Tribune called it "a milestone in the Arab world"; The Christian Science Monitor hailed it as "a cultural landmark"; Time described it as "remarkable for its biting satire and rarely tolerated self-criticism"; and The Washington Post found it an "honest, though painful, portrait of modern Arab society."