Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race
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 RaceUser Review - Anna - Goodreads
I had to read this book for school, but it was one of a list of several books, and I made the conscious decision to pick this book, as I was intrigued by the description. I want to go back in time and ... Read full review
Review: Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space RaceUser 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