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For readers of The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women whotrained for NASAspace 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 woman ...

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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