Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

by Libby Jackson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062850218
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 96,072
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Libby Jackson is one of Britain’s foremost human spaceflight experts, and is the Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Program Manager for the UK Space Agency. Libby’s career working in the space industry began when she applied for work experience at NASA at age seventeen from her secondary school in Kent. Weeks later she was sitting in mission control in Houston. Ten years later, and after completing a physics degree at Imperial College, she was back working at mission control for the European Space Agency in Munich. She was an instructor, a flight controller and finally a Columbus flight director on missions to the International Space Station. From 2014 to 2016, she managed the hugely successful UK Space Agency education and outreach program that supported Tim Peake’s mission.

Table of Contents

Space Exploration Timeline 6

Introduction 7

The Origins of Space Travel: → 1957 15

The Dawn of the Space Age: 1957 → 1972 29

Space Stations and Shuttles: 1972 → 2000 59

Living and Working in Space: 2000 → Now 85

The Future of Space: Now → 113

Your Mission 136

Gallery of Illustrators 138

About the Author and Illustrators 142

Acknowledgments 143

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