Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl

The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist

Book - 2013
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Explores the life and career of "a woman who toiled in obscurity--and liked it that way--[rising] from a dirt-poor and abusive childhood to break the gender barrier in rocket engineering"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781616147396
1616147393
Branch Call Number: B MORGAN
Characteristics: 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Apr 23, 2014

In an environment often hostile to women at the time, Mary Sherman Morgan's exceptional abilities as a theoretical performance analyst lead to the invention of hydyne, a rocket fuel cocktail, that enables the United States to remain competitive in the race for space. This story is lovingly reconstructed by her son through interviews with her colleagues and family. Creative licence is used in the dialogue as admitted by the author.

susankent Sep 05, 2013

Mary Sherman Morgan's biography adds a fascinating new dimension to the history of the US space program, and to the history of women in science from the 1940s on. Told by her son (whose writing style may not be exactly to your taste), it is also a very personal story and so will appeal to those who enjoy a good memoir.

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