Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream
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They had the correct stuff. Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would contain these. They defied the prejudices of the time. ALMOST ASTRONAUTS will likely be the story of thirteen true pioneers in the space age. And they blazed a trail for generations of females to comply with. Here is the tale of thirteen ladies who proved that they had been not merely as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to turn into a man. What does it take to be an astronaut? But even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their instance empowered young females to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. They were blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and the scrawled note of on the list of most powerful men in Washington.
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