When NASA was created, certain rules were put in place that meant that only men could become astronauts. Were these rules justified? Did women have the capabilities of going into space? Some people wanted to find out. But before they could get too far into their research, NASA ended the program, and it would be decades before an American woman went into space.
Find more in this account of the women who had the right stuff at the wrong time. Almost Astronauts won the 2010 Sibert Informational Book Award.
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Read it with:
Moonshot by Brian Floca
Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space by Bettyann Kevles
Elizabeth Leads the Way by Tanya Lee Stone
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose