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Want to be an astronaut or a rocket scientist? - 50 brilliant stories of women who have blazed the way for space travel.

From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.

From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world.

Written by Libby Jackson, a leading UK expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this is a book to delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages.

Packed full of both amazing female role models and mind-blowing secrets of space travel, A Galaxy of Her Own is guaranteed to make any reader reach for the stars.


Will suitably inspire trailblazers of all ages

Irish News


Emma Gannon, blogger, author and presenter of CTRL ALT DELETE podcast

A fab book, great for Christmas, great for any time!

Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2

beautifully illustrated … its specific focus on space will be very encouraging to young girls interested in science.

Easy Parenting magazine

An important and beautiful book … you will want to own this

Dallas Campbell, author and TV presenter

Celebrates the fact that space is an equal opportunities environment, that women can and should be involved in the huge array of opportunities in the world of space exploration

Radio 4 Today

A wonderful read

BBC World News

Brilliantly readable

Radcliffe & Maconie, BBC 6 Music

Needs to be on every space-lover’s Christmas list

Hannah Beckerman, journalist and author

A wonderful book! Beautifully written and put together

Ahrani Logan, journalist, producer and CEO

Reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world

RTE Guide

A beautifully put together book

City Kids West magazine

A beautifully produced book written by a great writer, by someone with a wonderful knowledge of and love of her subject

Cumbrian Sky

Will inspire trailblazers of all ages

i paper

A lovely book … just brilliant

Georgey Spanswick, BBC Georgey Tonight

It’s a beautiful book, really interesting illustrations … will appeal to people of all ages ... I love it!

Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland

Will inspire women of all ages

RED Magazine


Irish Independent

[A] handsome hardback full of fascinating facts about space and women behind space exploration. Colourful illustrations and great writing

Sarah Webb

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    November 27, 2017


    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    November 16, 2017

    Cornerstone Digital

    144 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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