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Mercury 13 (2018)

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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 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 Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)


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 »

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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 »


Reversed image. At 39:59 a TH-55 (Hughes 269) U.S. Army trainer hovers by the camera from left to right. The collective control is clearly visible in what appears to be the pilot's right hand. The collective is on the pilots left and thus the image must be reversed. See more »

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Why couldn't women go into space? The reasons were preposterous
10 May 2018 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

5/4/18. Interesting to watch, from a historical perspective. it is sad and a tragedy that these women didn't get a chance to go into space because of the sexual discrimination at the time. Reasons for denying them the chance now seem totally preposterous. However, the interviews of these women probably could have been done better.

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