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Mercury 13 (2018)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 20 April 2018 (USA)
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This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.
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Credited cast:
Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Hillary Clinton ... Herself (archive footage)
Jerrie Cobb Jerrie Cobb ... Herself
Jacqueline Cochran Jacqueline Cochran ... Herself, pilot (archive footage)
Eileen Collins Eileen Collins ... Herself, astronaut
Gordo Cooper ... Himself, Mercury astronaut (archive footage)
Wally Funk Wally Funk ... Herself
John Glenn ... Himself, Mercury astronaut (archive footage)
Gus Grissom ... Himself, Mercury astronaut (archive footage)
Ann Hart Ann Hart ... Herself, daughter of Janey Hart
Janey Hart Janey Hart ... Herself, pilot (archive footage)
Jim Hart Jim Hart ... Himself, son of Janey Hart
Gene Nora Jessen Gene Nora Jessen ... Herself, pilot
Jackie Lovelace Johnson Jackie Lovelace Johnson ... Herself, daughter of Dr. Randy Lovelace
Lyndon B. Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lyndon Johnson)


This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.

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Meet the Women Who Dared Reach for the Stars




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20 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Меркурий 13 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boise, Idaho, USA See more »

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Fine Point Films See more »
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Color (Black & White and Color)
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Astronaut Eileen Collins was first woman and American Space Shuttle pilot and later, the first Space Shuttle Commander. She logged four missions into Space on the Space Shuttle. She is the winner of the prestigious Harmon Trophy and has spent 38 days 8 hours and 20 minutes in outer space. She is a retired USAF Colonel and test pilot. See more »


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Women In Space
24 April 2018 | by bandyabout7See all my reviews

This was a brilliant documentary of the Mercury 13. Women who fought to become a part of the NASA astronaut training program but were ultimately denied due to unrealistic standards.

I am a giant space nerd. I have visited every space vehicle museum in the US. And only now did I learn about the Mercury 13. These women. These amazing women who wanted nothing more than a chance. A chance to see space and be a part of the journey.

This documentary is amazing. And if I was a teacher or in charge of education standards I would make every student watch this along with the Mercury 7 story.

What is so wrong with telling the whole story.

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