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The Resource Rocket girl : the story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist, George D. Morgan

Rocket girl : the story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist, George D. Morgan

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Rocket girl : the story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist
Title
Rocket girl
Title remainder
the story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist
Statement of responsibility
George D. Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Blending a fascinating personal history with dramatic historical events, this book brings long-overdue attention to a brilliant woman whose work proved essential for America's early space program. This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother's lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, technological, and personal. In 1938, a young German rocket enthusiast named Wernher von Braun had dreams of building a rocket that could fly him to the moon. In Ray, North Dakota, a young farm girl named Mary Sherman was attending high school. In an age when girls rarely dreamed of a career in science, Mary wanted to be a chemist. A decade later the dreams of these two disparate individuals would coalesce in ways neither could have imagined. World War II and the Cold War space race with the Russians changed the fates of both von Braun and Mary Sherman Morgan. When von Braun and other top engineers could not find a solution to the repeated failures that plagued the nascent US rocket program, North American Aviation, where Sherman Morgan then worked, was given the challenge. Recognizing her talent for chemistry, company management turned the assignment over to young Mary. In the end, America succeeded in launching rockets into space, but only because of the joint efforts of the brilliant farm girl from North Dakota and the famous German scientist. While von Braun went on to become a high-profile figure in NASA's manned space flight, Mary Sherman Morgan and her contributions fell into obscurity--until now. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, George D
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
TL781.85.M67
LC item number
M67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morgan, Mary Sherman
  • Rocketry
  • Women scientists
  • Rocketry
  • SCIENCE / History
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
Label
Rocket girl : the story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist, George D. Morgan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm818738033
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781616147396
Lccn
2013010090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818738033
  • (Sirsi) a1184514
Label
Rocket girl : the story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist, George D. Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm818738033
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781616147396
Lccn
2013010090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818738033
  • (Sirsi) a1184514

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