Mercury 13

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AD20141126

In the early 1960s Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb were two of thirteen young women pilots who secretly took NASA's gruelling astronaut selection tests. They passed with flying colours, in some cases beating the scores of the men. Anita Sullivan's drama-documentary explores why they were never allowed to go into space.

Narrated by Laurel Lefkow and featuring an interview with astronaut candidate, Wally Funk.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

AD20141126

In the early 1960s Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb were two of thirteen young women pilots who secretly took NASA's gruelling astronaut selection tests. They passed with flying colours, in some cases beating the scores of the men. Anita Sullivan's drama-documentary explores why they were never allowed to go into space.

Narrated by Laurel Lefkow and featuring an interview with astronaut candidate, Wally Funk.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.