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Yi So-yeon

Yi So-yeon

Books: Faulkner, Nicholas. 2017. Top 101 Women of STEM. New York: Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services. Gibson, Karen Bush. 2014. Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures. Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated. Websites Yi So-yeon – Encyclopædia Britannica Why South Korea’s Only Astronaut Quit […]

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Samantha Cristoforetti

Samantha Cristoforetti

Articles: Lavin, Talia. “Say Hello to Italy’s First Female Astronaut,” The Huffington Post, Dec 3, 2014. “Feels Like Lifting Tree Trunks’: Astronaut Returns After 200 Days in Space,” Telegraph, July 14, 2015. Websites: Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Returns Home after Setting Space Record – ABC New. Italian Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Sets Record for Women in Space […]

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Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison

Articles: “Space is Her Destination Dr. Mae C. Jemison Prepares for Outer Space,” Ebony Magazine, Oct 1987, Vol. XLII, No. 12, pgs.93-95 continues on p.98. Books: Asante, Molefi Kete. 2002. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.  Smith, Robert W. 2009. Extraordinary Women. Westminster, CA: Teacher Created Resources. Websites: After Making History in […]

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Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla

Websites: Kalpana Chawla (Ph.D.) – NASA Singh, Tanaya, “6 Things to Know About Kalpana Chawla: The First Indian Woman in Space,” The Better India, February 1, 2016. Kalpana Chawla – Wikipedia Videos: Kalpna Chawla Star of INDIA before leaving earth.flv [Min: 9:52] NASA Gives Graphic Details of Columbia Deaths [Min: 0:54]        

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Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe

Name: Christa McAuliffe Full Name: Sharon Christa McAuliffe Date: September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986 Born in: Boston, Massachusetts Nationality: American Career: Teacher Note: In 1986 she was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Articles: Wald, Matthew L. “2 Space Novices with a Love of Knowledge; Christa […]

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