When Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module, Eagle, he famously spoke of "one small step for man." But Armstrong would not have reached the moon without the help of women. Today, females across the earth and above it — astronauts and mathematicians, engineers and physicists, test pilots and aerospace psychophysiologists — are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, helping us to understand the universe and our place in it.
From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century to the "colored computers" behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to the scientific pioneers blazing the way to Mars, Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before. Each woman is profiles in a one-page capsule biography accompanied by a full-page color illustration, and the book also contains timelines, sidebars, and other details celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable scientific achievements. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading British expert in human space flight, and illustrated with striking artwork from the students of London College of Communication, Galaxy Girls will fire the imaginations of trailblazers of all ages.