Almost Astronauts #3

Almost Astronauts #3

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  • #3
  • Text Structure - Problem & Solution
  • Solution-- "What could Jerrie do? Speak up, speak out try to influence public opinion"(Stone, 58).
  • Problem-- "On one side was Jerrie Cobb. On the other side was NASA, which made all of the decisions about how America was going to explore space"(Stone, 58).
  • Signposts-- Contrast & Contridiction
  • "In fact, when he later became president, Johnson--the same man who wrote Lets Stop This Now! on that fateful letter--signed an affirmative-action plan to make federal agencies actively give women and minorities equal employment opportunities"(Stone, 62).
  • "Johnson took Carpenter's letter and wrote Let's Stop This Now! in large letters across the bottom followed by the words File. This letter could've had women finally in space"(Stone, 62).
  • Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone
  • Mindset--Persists to overcome obstacles
  • Although women weren't allowed in NASA, Jerrie Cobb was determined to tell the world and NASA that women should get equal rights as men do and should be allowed in NASA. She even flew all over the world to try and changes people's mind on women's rights.
  • To fight against NASA, Jerrie Cobb was determined to take NASA treatment of women public.  She flew all over the world to try and make her point.
  • Summary-- Aha! Huh? & Gist
  • Aha! -Jerrie Cobb was going to fight against NASA with other women so they can go to space. -Valentina Tereshkova became the first women to fly into space. Huh? -Carpenter had sent a letter to Johnson and all he needed to do was to sign it and then women would be in space. Instead, he wrote Lets Stop This Now! on the letter and filed it.  When he later became President he "signed an affirmative action plan to make federal agencies actively give women and minorities equal employment opportunities"(Stone,62).
  • The difference is that Johnson wanted women to not go into space, yet he signed an affirmative action plan to give equal rights of job opportunities to women and minorities. 
  • QUESTION - Synthesize
  • Wanting to have women in NASA, Jerrie Cobb chose the seemingly unwinnable fight against NASA and making women's rights equal to men. Jerrie was determined to get women equal to men's rights.
  • TOPICS--- Never let others bring you down, Seize the opportunity, make your dreams come true, try your hardest, don't let anyone identify who you are, if you fail try again.
  • GIST---Should women qualify for the space race? 
  • How would you have dealt with all the criticism and jokes about women in space?
  • ahahhaha
  • :(
  • Women in space? No way! 
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