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Before I listened to this audiobook I never knew of the Mercury 13. At first I thought it was a book about the wives of the Mercury 7 astronauts. I quickly realized that it was something completely different, but I was intrigued and kept on listening. So glad I did. I've always been fascinated with space, and the space program and I can't believe I did not know about any of this. What an inspiring story about these women who not only wanted to be astronauts but what it meant in the evolution of women being treated as equals to men. We have come a long way in this country and a lot of that change had to do with these women and their struggles and commitment to try to achieve a goal that was only meant for a select group of men. in their own right they were pioneers of a different class. If you have an interest in the whole space program and the history of it, don't deny yourself a great experience with this book. Highly recommended.
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What started out a bit confused and unfocused turned in to a wonderful tale. I hadn't known about the Women in Space program, although having read the Feminine Mystique, it's quite understandable to see where the program ended up, in the short term at least. There are quite a few interesting figures in the book, so it takes a while to settle in and get to know them. This book has me want to meet some of these women, I wonder how they look at the change over all these years.
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inspiring story of women who were determined and ignored for the most part. Very interesting and uncoveted a lot of little known history..A must for anyone who has any interest in womens rights or aviation! The narrator was engaging and the story compelling. it made driving long distances fly, but it made me reluctant to get out of the car on arrival!!!
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