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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

Label
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
In 1938, a young German rocket enthusiast named Wernher von Braun had dreams of building a rocket that could fly him to the moon. On the opposite side of the world, a young farm girl named Mary Sherman was attending high school in Ray, North Dakota. 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. The author relates how World War II and the Cold War space race with the Russians changed the fates of both von Braun and his mother. When von Braun and other top engineers could not find a solution to the repeated failures that plagued the nascent U.S. rocket program, North American Aviation, where Mary Sherman Morgan then worked, was given the challenge. Recognizing her talent for chemistry, company management turned the assignment over to young Mary. Her work resulted in a new propellant, Hydyne. 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL781.85.M67
LC item number
M67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rocket girl : the story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist, George D. Morgan
Link
9781616147396.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Great Escape
  • A Little of This, a Little of That
  • An Odd Number
  • Hidden Fortress
  • A New Kind of War
  • Whitewashed in White Sands
  • Alias Chief Designer
  • Red
  • Politics, Philosophy, Television, and Cush' Sobash'ya
  • Your Very Best Man
  • Foreword
  • Welcome to the Monkey Cage
  • The Mysterious Unknown Propellant Project
  • Smoke and Fire
  • Don't Drink the Rocket Fuel
  • Pusk!
  • The Dutchman Cometh
  • 310 at 1.75 and 0.8615 for 155
  • The Law of Unintended Consequences
  • Satellite without a Name
  • Wings of the Condor
  • Ashley Stroupe
  • This Is a Story
  • Prairie Girl
  • The Raketenflugplatz
  • The ABC's of Milking Cows
  • I Have No Idea What You're Talking About
  • "Mother Does Not Abide Photography"
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781616147396
Lccn
2013010090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022617131
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn818738033
Label
Rocket girl : the story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's first female rocket scientist, George D. Morgan
Link
9781616147396.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Great Escape
  • A Little of This, a Little of That
  • An Odd Number
  • Hidden Fortress
  • A New Kind of War
  • Whitewashed in White Sands
  • Alias Chief Designer
  • Red
  • Politics, Philosophy, Television, and Cush' Sobash'ya
  • Your Very Best Man
  • Foreword
  • Welcome to the Monkey Cage
  • The Mysterious Unknown Propellant Project
  • Smoke and Fire
  • Don't Drink the Rocket Fuel
  • Pusk!
  • The Dutchman Cometh
  • 310 at 1.75 and 0.8615 for 155
  • The Law of Unintended Consequences
  • Satellite without a Name
  • Wings of the Condor
  • Ashley Stroupe
  • This Is a Story
  • Prairie Girl
  • The Raketenflugplatz
  • The ABC's of Milking Cows
  • I Have No Idea What You're Talking About
  • "Mother Does Not Abide Photography"
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781616147396
Lccn
2013010090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022617131
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn818738033

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