Rebecca Siegel

THE STORY

Between 1959 and 1961, two groups of aviators underwent secretive testing to determine who would become America’s first astronauts. One group was made up of military men. The other, civilian women.

The results were shocking.

The drama is captivating.

The story is unforgettable.

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THE PILOTS

 
 

VIDEOS

Jerrie Cobb’s 1963 interview with CBC's Take 30

The “Four-Inch Flight” of the Mercury-Redstone, November 21, 1960

Historic footage of John Glenn’s launch on board the Friendship 7, February 20, 1962.

NASA’s Multi-Axis Test Facility, or MASTIF