Right Stuff, Wrong Sex

Sue Nelson tells the story of a group of pilots who, in 1960, became America's first female trainee astronauts at a time when one NASA spokesman said he would rather send monkeys up to space than a bunch of women.

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19980103
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970424]

Sue Nelson tells the story of a group of pilots who in 1960 became America's first female astronaut trainees. The Mercury 13 crew passed the medical and had more flying experience than John Glenn , but none of them ever made it into space - they were the right stuff but the wrong sex. Producer Ian Willox

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970424]

Unknown: John Glenn

Producer: Ian Willox