|Women in space: The Mercury 13
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|Author:||DanHenderson [ Mon May 13, 2013 10:27 am ]|
|Post subject:||Women in space: The Mercury 13|
I had no clue that women had been considered for the Mercury program. Here's an article I enjoyed on the topic.
|Author:||beamjockey [ Mon May 13, 2013 1:15 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Women in space: The Mercury 13|
It's a story of considerable historical interest. There was a small effort to run medical tests on female aviators similar to some of the testing of male Mercury astronauts.
But by no stretch of the imagination could it truthfully be said that women had been considered as pilots for Project Mercury. In retelling the story, there is a strong temptation to exaggerate the significance of Dr. Lovelace's research.
Wise words, from a wise President.
Here's Henry Spencer, whom I consider a trustworthy commentator on spaceflight history:
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