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The Mercury 13: NASA’s Secret Women Astronauts in 1961?

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In 1961, 13 exceptionally experienced women aviators performed well in tests developed for NASA astronauts. None of them were selected as astronauts.

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

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Sally Ride was one of the first six women NASA astronauts in 1978. All six made it into space.

The Apollo 1 Fire: Not The First Apollo Astronauts To Die...

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Grissom, White and Chaffee weren't the first Apollo astronauts to die on the job. Four died in NASA training jet accidents. Why didn't they get more attention?