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In the race for the domination of space in the 50s and 60s,
both Soviet and American men and women accomplished firsts.
. . . The successes profiled in this volume are the Soviet cosmonauts
Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, and Alexei Leonov,
and the American astronauts Wally Schirra, Neil Armstrong,
John Young, and Eileen Collins. Following an introduction,
which does a good job of summarizing the history of the space race and
the place of women in it, each profile works chronologically to flesh
out that history.