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

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Profiles the thirteen extraordinary women, all pilots who passed the same battery of tests as the Mercury 7 astronauts, who were chosen as America's first female astronauts but who were refused the opportunity to participate, in a fascinating study that includes interviews with the surviving candidates, space program insiders, and other notables. 50,000 first printing.

About the Author

Martha Ackmann teaches at Mount Holyoke College, is a frequent columnist, and has written for publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. Ackmann is co-recipient of the Amelia Earhart Research Scholars Grant. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Lynn Sherr, correspondent for the ABC News program 20/20, covered NASA and the space program in the 1980s, anchoring and reporting on all the early shuttle missions, through the Challenger explosion and the subsequent Rogers Commission hearings. Sherr was a semifinalist in the (now abandoned) Journalist-in-Space competition. She lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588360373
Subtitle:
The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight
Publisher:
Random House
Foreword:
Sherr, Lynn
Author:
Ackmann, Martha
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social Science-Women's Studies - History
Subject:
History-United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Technology-Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Technology-History
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Technology : History
Subject:
Technology : Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : History
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women astronauts.
Subject:
Astronomy-Space Exploration
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
239

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