Women of Space: Cool Careers on the Final Frontier

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Girls, young women, and anyone else interested in learning about space exploration will be inspired by these career descriptions.

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Overview

Girls, young women, and anyone else interested in learning about space exploration will be inspired by these career descriptions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894959032
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Apogee Books Space Series , #38
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura S. Woodmansee is a science journalist. She is the author of Sex in Space and Women Astronauts.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Why I wrote this book 8
Introduction 9
Chapter 1 A Blast from the Past: History of the Women of Space 11
Chapter 2 Career Advice for Future Astronauts and Other Space People 18
Chapter 3 Women with Cool Space Careers 28
1. Project Manager and Research Scientist 31
2. Physicist 32
3. Accountant and Solar System Ambassador 34
4. Astrophysicist 34
5. Planetary Scientist 36
6. Amateur Radio Operator and Solar System Ambassador 37
7. Astronomy Educator 39
8. Graphic Artist 40
9. Psychologist 42
10. Outreach Coordinator 43
11. Mechanical Engineer 45
12. Mission Scientist 46
13. Technical Writer and Solar System Ambassador 47
14. Planetary Geologist 48
15. Marketing Director 49
16. Astronomer and Physics Professor 50
17. Materials Engineer and Solar System Ambassador 51
18. Entrepreneur and Communicator 52
19. Artist 53
20. Flight Controller and Aerospace Engineer 55
21. Theatre Designer and Solar System Ambassador 57
22. Chemical Engineering Student 59
23. Artist 60
24. Geophysicist 61
25. Museum Curator 62
26. Author of children's space books 64
27. Astrophysicist 66
28. Science Teacher and NASA Solar System Ambassador 68
29. Writer, Astronomy Educator and Solar System Ambassador 69
30. Astronomer and Professor 70
31. Optics Engineer 72
32. Shuttle Flight Controller 73
33. Mission Operations Trainer 75
34. Mechanical Engineer 76
35. Attorney and Law Center Director 77
36. Systems Engineer 80
37. Aerospace Policy Analyst 81
38. Astrophysicist and Professor 83
39. English Literature Instructor and Solar System Ambassador 84
40. Teacher and Solar System Ambassador 85
41. Cardiac Surgeon and Medical Doctor 86
42. Spacecraft Rendezvous Analyst 88
43. Electrical Engineer 89
44. Artist 90
45. Legislative Assistant 91
46. Chief of Media Services 92
47. Aerospace Engineer 94
48. Engineer, Air Force Officer and former Astronaut 95
49. English Professor 98
50. Space Generation Foundation President 100
51. Aerospace Engineer 102
52. Flight Controller and Solar System Ambassador 103
53. Robotics Engineer 105
54. Curriculum Consultant and Solar System Ambassador 106
55. Space Policy Analyst 107
56. Environmental Scientist and Program Manager 108
57. Teacher 110
58. Communications Director 111
59. Space Shuttle and Space Station Flight Controller 112
60. Nun, Space Educator and Solar System Ambassador 114
61. Planetary Scientist 115
62. Biochemist and Astronaut 117
63. Engineer and Astrobiologist 119
64. Machinist and Solar System Ambassador 121
65. Astronautical Engineer 122
66. Consultant and Solar System Ambassador 123
67. Planetary Scientist and Outreach Manager 124
68. Medical Student and Solar System Ambassador 125
69. Entrepreneur 126
70. Aerospace Engineering Student 129
71. Human Factors Psychologist 131
72. Planetarium Director and Solar System Ambassador 133
73. Security Administrator 135
74. Market Strategist 136
75. Government Affairs Specialist 137
76. Astrophysicist 138
77. Flight Controller 139
78. Artist 141
79. Medical Doctor 143
80. Operations Engineer 144
81. Teacher, Writer and Solar System Ambassador 146
82. Physicist, Professor and Solar System Ambassador 147
83. Astronomer 148
84. Planetarium Lecturer and Solar System Ambassador 149
85. Aerospace Engineer and Professor 151
86. Astrophysicist 154
87. Learning Program Administrator and Solar System Ambassador 155
88. Teacher and Solar System Ambassador 156
89. Planetary Scientist 157
90. Radio Astronomer and SETI Director 158
91. Astrophysicist, Musician and Educator 161
92. Student of Physics and Mathematics 164
93. Astrophysicist 165
94. Planetarium Director and Solar System Ambassador 166
95. Biomedical Engineer 168
96. Medical Instructor and Solar System Ambassador 169
97. Gravitation Physiologist 170
98. Pilot 172
99. Aerospace Engineer 173
100. Mechanical Engineering Student 175
101. Astronomer 176
102. Science Journalist and Author 178
103. Research Scientist and Solar System Ambassador 180
104. Executive Director, The Mars Society 181
Conclusion: Our Future in Space 183
Remembering KC 185
Resources 190
Timeline of Major Events in Space Exploration 194
Acknowledgments 198
About the Author 198
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