Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918-), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942-).
When Annie has a career day at her school, each member of her family wonders if she will choose their career path--her grandfather the news photographer, her father the mountain climber or her mother the basketball player--until she reveals a dream that is all her own.
"Scott Kelly was born for adventure. But exploring takes a lot of energy--and sleep is the super fuel to turbocharge dreams. Luckily, sleeping can be exciting if you're drifting off in the right place. Scott has fallen asleep at the bottom of the ocean, in the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet, in a yurt on Mount Everest, and of course in space! Join Scott on his many adventures, and maybe they'll inspire dreams of your own!" -- Amazon.com.
When astronauts land on Mars, their first discovery is a substance not unlike pie filling and Kate and Henry are eager to go taste some, but Grandpa, who may have some inside information, discourages them.
When young Mae Jemison is asked by her teacher what she wants to be when she grows up, African American Mae tells her mostly white classmates that she wants to be an astronaut, a dream that her parents wholeheartedly support.
Watch as astronauts blast off into space with this beautifully illustrated book. By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a torch behind each page, young readers will be able to discover how astronauts work, eat and exercise on a space station, and will delight in following a crew from lift-off to touch-down. The innovative see-through feature fulfills a similar function to lift-the-flap books, but has the added interactive dimension...
Introduces the woman mathematician whose childhood love of numbers led to her prestigious education and contributions at NASA while explaining how her handwritten codes proved essential throughout numerous space missions.