Buy a galaxy of her own amazing stories of women in space by libby jackson isbn 9781780898360 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A galaxy of her own is a sumptuous book now i know thats a quaint old fashioned word in 2017 but its honestly the only one i can think of that will do i fact i could easily tap out a dozen cliches here that describe it richly illustrated a loving tribute etc and they would all be true. From small steps to giant leaps a galaxy of her own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between from ada lovelace in the nineteenth century to the women behind the apollo missions from the astronauts breaking records on the international space station to those . A galaxy of her own by libby jackson the space industry is still a male dominated working environment whilst the gender balance is improving there is still much work to be done many people will know the names of yuri gagarin neil armstrong and tim peake but fewer will know of valentina tereshkova sally ride and helen sharman even . Libby jackson libby jackson is one of britains foremost space experts and is the human spaceflight and microgravity programme manager for the uk space agency libbys career working in the space industry began when she applied for work experience at nasa aged 17 from her secondary school in kent
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