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Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race

Nolen, Stephanie

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ISBN 10: 0143013475 / ISBN 13: 9780143013471
Published by Penquin Canada, 2002
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Nolen tells the story of the little-known but outstanding women that qualified as astronauts but who were inexplicably dropped from the space program. 307 pp. plus: Epilogue, Bibliography, Acknowledgments, Index. Bookseller's Inventory # 071031. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001031

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Title: Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the ...

Publisher: Penquin Canada

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Everyone knows the names of astronauts John Glenn and Alan Shepard, but few are familiar with Gerri Cobb or Bernice Steadman, just two of the so-called Mercury 13—a group of extraordinary women secretly recruited for space training in the early 1960s. Passing gruelling physical and psychological tests, these women, all pilots, consistently outperformed the men in many key areas, but not one of them lead their country into space.

For Promised the Moon, journalist Stephanie Nolen tracked down the 11 surviving members of the Mercury 13 to learn more about the program and the political and cultural climate that led to its mysterious cancellation.

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Stephanie Nolen is the South African bureau chief for The Globe and Mail. She reports on the developing world and covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is the coauthor of Shakespeare's Face.

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