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Weitekamp, Margaret A. 1971-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 4,009 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Biographies  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margaret A Weitekamp
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Have you ever heard of the 'Mercury 13' women? Did you know that nearly twenty years before the first women were let into NASA's astronaut program, there were others who tried? What are the requirements for being shot into space, piloting a hunk of metal while carrying the hopes and fears of your nation? Mastery of flying, as well as courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, and fitness -- any checklist would certainly includes these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was an unspoken rule in place: astronauts must be male, and they must be white. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved not only that they were as tough as any man but also that they were brave enough to challenge the government. Their passage to space was blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and a note scrawled by one of the most powerful men in Washington. But in the end, their inspiring example empowered young women to take the rightful place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. Almost Astronauts is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age." -- Book jacket
Pluto's secret : an icy world's tale of discovery by Margaret A Weitekamp( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialog format, this book explains why this is so. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and class our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography."
Right stuff, wrong sex : America's first women in space program by Margaret A Weitekamp( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Right Stuff, Wrong Sex, Margaret Weitekamp shows how the Woman in Space program - conceived by Dr. William Randolph Lovelace and funded by world-famous pilot and businesswoman Jacqueline Cochran - challenged prevailing attitudes about women's roles and capabilities. In examining the experiences of the Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees (as the candidates called themselves), this book documents the achievements and frustrated hopes of a remarkable group of women whose desire to serve their country fell victim to their country's suspicion of - and hostility to - such aspirations. Through archival research and interviews with participants, Weitekamp traces the rise and fall of the Woman in Space program within the context of Cold War American history: the thriving women's aviation culture of the 1950s, Jerrie Cobb's efforts to gain public and political support, the mysteriously abrupt cancellation of the testing program, and the 1962 congressional hearings that effectively denied women a role in America's space program for the next three decades. Weitekamp's study shred light on a little-known - but compelling - chapter in the history of the U.S. space program and the rise of the women's movement in America."--Jacket
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When America created NASA in 1958, there was an unspoken rule in place: astronauts must be white and male. However, thirteen women challenged the U.S. government and proved their strength and valor. Their passage to space was blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and one of the most powerful men in Washington. In the end, though, their inspiring example empowered young women to take their rightful place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules
Analyzing Art and Aesthetics by Anne Collins Goodyear( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models as Aesthetic Objects -- Aesthetics of Technology -- Artists Interpret Science and Technology -- Collaboration in Action: Three Perspectives on the Smithsonian's Artist Research Fellowship Program
The right stuff, the wrong sex : the science, culture, and politics of the Lovelace Woman in Space Program, 1959-1963 by Margaret A Weitekamp( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined individuals carved out space for this program to exist at a time when social, political, scientific, and cultural forces all overdetermined its end. Lovelace administered the project driven by a visionary image of future spaceflight. Cochran financed the FLATs with an eye towards leading women into space. By the time Lovelace's program became public, however, Kennedy's lunar landing decision streamlined the space agency, making it wary of distractions. National political leaders, including vice President Johnson, opposed the FLATs. Cobb's persistent campaigning kept the issue alive long enough for it to receive a public hearing
"Why Valentina and not our gal?" : analyzing women and space in the Cold War by Margaret A Weitekamp( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream
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