Astronauts Women on the Final Frontier


Author: Jim Ottaviani

Illustrator: Maris Wicks

America may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. Meanwhile, in the United States, NASA’s first female astronauts were racing toward milestones of their own. These trail-blazing women were admitted into Group 9, NASA’s first mixed-gender class. They had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman’s place is in space. But once they’d been admitted into the training program, they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for all humans.

In this graphic novel, Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humour and incredible drive of Mary Cleve, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space.

Age Recommendation: 9-13

Format Paperback
ISBN 9781250760036
Number of pages 176
Width 153 Millimeters
Thickness 12 Millimeters
Height 216 Millimeters
Unit weight 358 Grams