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Celebrate Space Week

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Celebrate Space Week: Five brilliant books about women in space  

The theme for this year’s Space Week (Monday 4 -Sunday 10 October 2021) is Women in Space!

To celebrate some of the amazing women in the space industry we have put together this booklist. You can find these books at your local public library or bookshop.

Our friends at the British Interplanetary Society have a challenge for you! Read as many of these brilliant books as you can, and share one cool fact you’ve learned with your friends and family. 

Join us on our Twitter page and find us on Facebook to let us know what you’ve learned. Don't forget to use the hashtag #SpaceFacts!

Women in space book list


  1. A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space
    By Libby Jackson. Best for ages 9-13.

  2. Work It, Girl: Blast Off Into Space Like Mae Jemison
    By Caroline Moss. Best for ages 7-11.

  3. Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System
    By Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. Best for ages 6-11.

  4. Katherine Johnson: A Life Story
    By Leila Rasheed. Best for ages 9-13.

  5. The Astronaut with a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa
    By Julia Finley Mosca. Best for ages -7.

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