Amazing Stories of Women in Space
Want to be an astronaut or a rocket scientist? - 50 brilliant stories of women who have blazed the way for space travel.
From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.
From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world.
Written by Libby Jackson, a leading UK expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this is a book to delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages.
Packed full of both amazing female role models and mind-blowing secrets of space travel, A Galaxy of Her Own is guaranteed to make any reader reach for the stars.
“beautifully illustrated … its specific focus on space will be very encouraging to young girls interested in science.”
Easy Parenting magazine
“A fab book, great for Christmas, great for any time!”
Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2
Emma Gannon, blogger, author and presenter of CTRL ALT DELETE podcast
“An important and beautiful book … you will want to own this”
Dallas Campbell, author and TV presenter
“Celebrates the fact that space is an equal opportunities environment, that women can and should be involved in the huge array of opportunities in the world of space exploration”
Radio 4 Today
“Will suitably inspire trailblazers of all ages”
“A wonderful read”
BBC World News
Radcliffe & Maconie, BBC 6 Music
“Needs to be on every space-lover’s Christmas list”
Hannah Beckerman, journalist and author
“A wonderful book! Beautifully written and put together”
Ahrani Logan, journalist, producer and CEO
“Reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world”
“A beautifully put together book”
City Kids West magazine
“A beautifully produced book written by a great writer, by someone with a wonderful knowledge of and love of her subject”
“Will inspire trailblazers of all ages”
“A lovely book … just brilliant”
Georgey Spanswick, BBC Georgey Tonight
“It’s a beautiful book, really interesting illustrations … will appeal to people of all ages ... I love it!”
Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland
“Will inspire women of all ages”
“[A] handsome hardback full of fascinating facts about space and women behind space exploration. Colourful illustrations and great writing”
“A brilliantly readable history of space exploration”