Book Brief-ings by Julie Welch
Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space
One of the most moving chapters in the book profiles the Challenger space shuttle disaster and the lives of the two American women that were lost. Kelves provides information about the flight, the key people involved and the reactions of people following the disaster from all over the world. This chapter provides a tribute to all that were lost in this fatal space flight attempt.
Other interesting perspectives within this 263-page book are the worldwide viewpoints from women in space and those who supported them. The international partnership between communities of women involved is expansive. Each country and each woman from that country has their own unique story to tell.
The international competition between companies to achieve important milestones is discussed at length. Kelves included diverse perspectives from both the men and women involved in the international space program over the past several decades.
Almost Heaven gives the reader an inspiring look into the dedication and commitment of international women on the quest to achieve breakthroughs in space flight. From behind the scenes to on the front line, women have contributed in numerous ways to the space programs all over the world.
Table of Contents:
Astronauts and Astronettes
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