Space Rocks The Story of Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampo (Women's Adventures in Science)

Space Rocks The Story of Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampo (Women's Adventures in Science)

Have you ever heard of the Crater of Doom? Sixty-five million years ago a giant space rock crashed into the planet Earth and formed the Crater. The debris flew into the atmosphere and is an explanation for how dinosaurs disappeared from our world. Today, a female geologist, Adriana Ocampo, is searching the Earth to find the pieces of the rubble that fell back all around our planet following the collision. Using robotic spacecraft she also searches and explores planets out in space. Who is this woman and how did her dream of working in space come true? Born in Colombia and raised in Argentina, Adriana always had a vivid imagination and was fascinated by space and problem-solving. She was space-crazed. The family eventually left South America and moved to California. What was her journey from that first step on to U.S. soil to a place in the space program? This is a wonderful biography about a Hispanic female scientist who is succeeding in her chosen field. For any girl looking for a female scientist role model, this is another in the series of biographies in the Women's Adventures in Science series. 128 pages Ages 9-14

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