The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight

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For readers of The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight. In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America's first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of tests at the legendary Lovelace Foundation as did the Mercury 7 astronauts, but they were summarily dismissed by the boys' club at NASA and on Capitol Hill. The USSR sent its first ...

The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight 2004, Random House Trade, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375758935

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