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Almost Astronauts

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Almost Astronauts

13 Women Who Dared to Dream

By Tanya Lee Stone; Margaret A. Weitekamp (Foreword by)

Turtleback Books, Hardcover, 9780606087063, 133pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009

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Description
When NASA was launched in 1958, 13 women proved they had as much of the right stuff as men to be astronauts, but their way to space was blocked by prejudice, insecurity, and a scrawled note written by one of Washington's most powerful men. This is the true story of the Mercury 13 women. Illustrations.
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