Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America's First Women in Space Program

Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America's First Women in Space Program

by Margaret A. Weitekamp

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ISBN-13: 9780801883941
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/09/2005
Series: Gender Relations in the American Experience
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 891,527
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Margaret A. Weitekamp is curator in the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

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Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America's First Women in Space Program 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Shrike58 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
While nominally about the abortive attempt to have the United States be the first to put a woman in space, to a large degree this monograph is about the friendship between the aviatrix Jackie Cochrane and Randy Lovelace, one of the founders of aerospace science. Without their personal and professional relationship the so-called "Woman in Space Program" would have not gotten far enough to raise male disdain and create public relations issues in the first place, thus tying into Weitekamp's wider theme of the efforts of women to carve out an independent place for themselves in aviation in the Cold War era.
strtrek on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Really enjoyed the book. Informative and easy to read. An interesting subject