Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by Ethan Anderton
There was a time when being an astronaut was the dream of many Americans. However, all of the talk was about putting the first person in space, and all of the astronauts being sent up in rockets and landing on the moon were men. But there were plenty of women who wanted a chance to venture outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Mercury 13 is a new Netflix documentary which tells the story of a secret program that tested female pilots for an opportunity to be part of the Mercury program that started in 1958 with the hopes of sending a man in space. Unfortunately, NASA wasn’t interested in sending women to space, despite the fact that some of them performed better than the men on the required tests. Read More »