American Women of the Space Age by Mary Finch Hoyt [1966 HARDCOVER] • Atheneum

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American Women of the Space Age by Mary Finch Hoyt 


Stated first edition on copyright page, presumably a book club exclusive. 

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Custom refurbished ex-library copy with all materials removed.  Stamps to title pages and text block. 

Dust jacket is in beautiful shape; light shelf wear and a catalog sticker on spine.  Looks great in a new archival quality brodart jacket protector.

Book itself is in great shape.  Clean pictorial boards; tight binding; clean bright pages that look and read good as new.  Front endpaper fixed to inside cover that shows tape remainder marking. 

 illustrated with 18 photos.  MAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN CURIOUS ABOUT THE UNKNOWN.
Each generation has had its new worlds to conquer. And in our generation has come the greatest adventure of all-the exploration of space.  In the United States space program are scientists, technicians, and workers of all kinds, many of them women. Their work is indicative of the interesting lives women lead today, and the many kinds of enterprises open to them. Never before have women been so involved in the initial phases of great exploration.
For example, a woman mathematician tracking the unexpectedly erratic orbital variations of one of our early satellites suggested that the earth might not be round but pear-shaped. Another woman is in charge of astronomical research done with satellites. The development phases for the first rocket to stop and restart in space were co-ordinated by a woman engineer. A woan sculptor has designed space suits and beds for spacemen.