Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race

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Basic Books, 2004 - Science - 356 pages
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A female world-record-setting pilot, Jerrie Cobb was recruited in 1959 to take the astronaut tests. She excelled, so the doctor who supervised the selection of NASA's Mercury astronauts recruited additional female pilots. Twelve performed exceptionally. Stephanie Nolen tracked down eleven of the surviving "Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees" and learned the story of those early days of the space race and the disappointment when, in 1961, the women were grounded.

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Review: Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

THERE MIGHT ME SOME SPOILERS IN HERE, BUT HONESTLY, HOW DO YOU SPOIL A NON-FICTION BOOK. Promised the Moon is supposedly about the Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race. Well, if that's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yensy - Goodreads

Promise the Moon is a very captivating book. The book talks about all a lot of women and how they started in the aviation field. It was very hard but many were very successful. This success drove them ... Read full review

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Stephanie Nolen is the South African bureau chief for The Globe and Mail. She reports on the developing world and covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is the coauthor of Shakespeare's Face.

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