Almost Astronauts #2

Almost Astronauts #2
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  • Adi Parekh
  • #2
  • Text Structure--Sequence 
  • "It flipped upside down and plunged into the pool...She unbuckled. Unhooked. Untangled. Made sure her suit didnt catch on anything-a handle here, a knob there"(47). 
  • Signposts--Quoted Words
  • "It felt like 'a million needles were sticking into the arm and hand,' B Steadman said"(40).
  • Almost Astronauts
  • Mindset--Growth 
  • Cobb flew to Washington D.C., because she got a call that all the tests had been canceled. When faced with an obstacle, she always rose to the occasion. She was going to find out what was going on if it took everything she had(55). 
  • To evacuate the ship, Jerrie Cobb had to stay calm and focus. She couldn't let anything distract her because she was underwater and needed to get out.
  • Summary--Aha! Huh? & $2.00
  • Aha! Huh?--  Jerrie Cobb and 12 other women are fighting NASA to get the right for women to go to space. Wally Funk had beaten Cobb's time in the testing tank. HUH?--Jerrie Cobb had gotten rejected from the next round of testing because NASA never intended to have women in space. Even though Cobb got outstanding results NASA still said no.
  • This person was quoted because the author wanted to show how much struggle and pain women went through just to get data on what would potentially happen in space.
  • Question
  • Thinking of why NASA had canceled the tests, Cobb tried to call everyone she knew to find out what was going on. She couldn't get hold of anyone so she flew to D.C. Her lifelong dream was to be a pilot, canceling tests for no reason wasn't going to bring her down.
  • TOPICS: FIght for what's right, Believe in yourself, You can accomplish anything, Never give up, Don't let anyone bring you down.
  • $2.00-- 13 women had almost finished their testing but NASA rejected them from doing the few final tests from reaching space.
  • How would you have dealt with when NASA canceled the final tests for women to go to space?
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