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

Front Cover
Basic Books, Apr 28, 2009 - Science - 356 pages
0 Reviews
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

AVIATRIX
14
INSTANT HEROES
69
UNIT ONE FEMALE
86
VE GOT TO FLY
113
NORMAL WOMEN
148
FELLOW LADY ASTRONAUT TRAINEES
166
OUR RIGHTFUL PLACE
202
LETS STOP THIS NOWI
278
Epilogue
308
Bibliogruph y
332
Acknowledgments
343
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information