Hello, this is my Story Board That for my book club book, Almost Astronauts.
Look magazine thought that having women go through astronaut training would make a good story and NASA cooperated with them.
Betty Skelton went in to go through the astronaut training course and she went through all the things the Mercury 7 men went through.
NASA allowed a women to go into astronaut training but not just any woman, Betty Skelton a top-notch pilot was picked to do it.
Sign Post- Numbers and Stats
"Female astronauts would be cost-effective, saving NASA nearly $1,000 per pound"(11).
This is my book club book- Almost Astronauts
Mindset-Takes on challenges
To have women in space, NASA had to allow the women to go through the astronaut training.
Summary-Aha! Huh? and If/Then
If woman could go through the space program than it would show that women are just as capable at doing things as men are.
The writer used this number because it explained how much cheaper it was to have women in space.
Knowing that his idea might fail he was still able to succeed.
Although Lovelace knew it would be hard to get NASA on board with recruiting women to the space program he was able to do it.
Believe-Hope-Courage-trust in others-faith
Two things that I found out in the story was one that women all over the US were only considered as home bound cleaners/baby creators and that even though it was unheard of for a woman to go through the space program Randolph Lovelace was able to make it happen