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

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In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a band of women secretly prepared to become America's first female astronauts. For the first time, Ackmann tells the story of these remarkable women, all crackerjack pilots who sacrificed jobs and marriages for a chance to participate in America's space race against the Soviet Union. Photos.

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