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1961: A Woman in Space?

12 More Women Pilots Pass Dr. Lovelace’s Tests Continued from last week — June 5 post Dr. Randolph Lovelace now had 12 more women pilots who qualified for the testing the first seven male astronauts had undergone. The 12 joined with Jerrie Cobb in the program that came to be known as the Mercury 13….

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1957: A Woman in Space?

The Space Race: Who Gets to Go First? In 1957, when the space race began, aviation was a man’s field. On October 4, that year, the world was turned on its head, never to be the same again. The Russians launched Sputnik 1 and space flight was born. The 23-inch-in-diameter sphere with two sets of…

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