Martha Ackmann
The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight

The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight

The relatively unknown story of thirteen women who underwent astronaut training at the legendary Lovelace Foundation, though they never had the opportunity to journey into space with their male counterparts, widely known as the the Mercury 7. The women underwent the same tests and rigorous programming, sometimes with higher scores than their male colleagues. Though never recognized, these women women nevertheless went on to do great things in a wide variety of fields.

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