The Lunar Landing: “Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes”

Jul 26, 2019

Narrated by Eileen Collins, the first woman commander of a Space Shuttle, this episode chronicles the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World: the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA. Told in the first person, we explore the experiences of NASA’s first woman engineers, scientists, and first astronauts. We also hear about the fascinating story of a group of women pilots who – in the early 1960s – were led to believe that they would be America’s first female astronauts, and were even given the same physical tests as the Mercury astronauts.