Strap yourself in for a thrilling ride with genuine American heroes - six women who proved you don't need the right plumbing to have the right stuff! Loren Grush deftly recounts the true grit and deep talent that smashed the celestial glass ceiling. A must-read for explorers on Earth and beyond.
Loren Grush has painted compellingly intimate portraits of a group of brave astronauts who changed the face of NASA-and exploration-by opening frontiers on the ground on their way to space. Well-researched and gripping, The Six is an inspiring and, at times, maddening tale that reminds us what the definition of hero is and who gets to carry that mantle.
The Six is one of the most important stories to come out of the space age. It's also one of the most poignant and, at times, tragic. One can't help but cheer for these women of destiny as their journey unfolds-an edge-of-the-seat tale that is in good hands with this author. A superb researcher, Loren Grush reveals not only what it was like to be the first American women to fly in space but also what it took to confront an entrenched and powerful bureaucracy fearful of change,
In 1978 six accomplished women were selected as NASA's first female astronauts, entering the high-tech, high-testosterone world of human spaceflight at a time of great change in American society. How did these trailblazers survive, adapt, and eventually excel as Space Shuttle crew members? How did their lives change? Loren Grush's The Six tells this triumphant and sometimes tragic story as skillfully and completely as it ever will be told, dramatically showing events through the eyes and ears of the women themselves.
Loren Grush's suspenseful, meticulously observed account lifts the curtain on the moment when Neil Armstrong's 'one small step for man' expanded to encompass the talent, ambition, and perseverance of America's first female astronauts. The Six is a well-reported and enlightening read.
A powerful, gripping, and at times heartbreaking tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds. The Six reminds us of the price that women paid to join men in space-and why these women still matter today.
With The Six, Loren Grush has delivered a dazzling look into the lives of the first U.S. women to venture into space. Through its deep reporting and vivid storytelling, the book illuminates the immense obstacles and tragedies these women faced on their way to inspiring the world with their audacious, courageous spirits. This is a story that had to be told, and Grush has told it brilliantly.
A vivid account of women's battle for spaceflight equality... Grush paints a compelling picture of the rigours faced by these driven and accomplished women... But The Six also has room for the entertaining trivia of zero-gravity life
Today there is nothing unusual about a woman flying in space, walking in space, or living in space, which makes it difficult to imagine what it was like forty-five years ago for the six women who broke the highest of all glass ceilings to become astronauts. As Loren Grush shows in this illuminating book, they overcame daunting obstacles to make their indelible marks on Earth and in space
NASA is finally giving women the same opportunities as men-serving with Mission Control, experimenting in laboratories, and flying rockets. But it has taken six decades to reach this moment. In The Six, Loren Grush recreates the crucial turning point when America turned toward spaceflight equality, inviting six brave and brilliant women to become NASA's first female astronauts. This compelling new book blends history, humor, and heroism to bring to life those gutsy space pioneers and their struggles.
Propulsive, startling, and deeply moving, The Six captures the odyssey of America's first women astronauts, tracking them in delightful detail from the ground to the sky, from earthbound battles against sexism to stunning feats performed in literal orbit. Loren Grush is masterful