By David J. Shayler, Ian A. Moule
* this can be the one booklet that gives the total tale of the function of ladies in area exploration. * formerly unpublished pictures of assorted points of teaching and participation in spaceflights are integrated. * own interviews with lady cosmonauts and astronauts. * lines the background of lady aviation milestones from the early a part of the 20 th Century to the present area programme.
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With her husband, Charles Lindbergh she became one of the first female navigators, and they flew together around the world, mapping early air routes that are still used today, including a ground track from the US over Newfoundland and to Europe. In 1931, Ruth Nichols surpassed the altitude record of 28,743 feet to add to more than thirty-five other records in altitude, distance and speed. Speed was one of the new targets in the early 1930s, but women were discouraged from competing in official races.
Katharine also took on the duties of organising the family finances and managing the business finances, enabling the two brothers to concentrate on their experiments and test flights. With the success of their first flights, the brothers were tirelessly supported by Katharine, whom they called Sves (Httle sister). She not only designed and sewed the fabric that covered the wings of their aircraft, but also arranged cooperative work with the US Army, organised their social calendar to entertain royals, poHticians and presidents to generate more funds, and acted as a combination of social secretary, marketing manager and pubHc affairs officer.
For Jeanette Piccard, fame reached a high point (Hterally) on 23 October 1934, with her ascent to 17,850 m (57,579 feet) - a new record, and a milestone in female aviation history. In several contemporary accounts of the exploit, Jeannette Piccard is described as 'the first woman in space'. WITH WINGS AND ENGINES The development of hghtweight petrol-driven engines was a milestone in the development of transportation both on the ground and in the air. They were also adapted for fitting to balloons and refining in guidance, and produced a better-thanaverage chance of returning from the objective for which the balloonist set off!
Women in Space - Following Valentina (Springer Praxis Books Space Exploration) by David J. Shayler, Ian A. Moule