In 1961, 13 exceptionally experienced women aviators performed well in tests developed for NASA astronauts. None of them were selected as astronauts.
Sally Ride was one of the first six women NASA astronauts in 1978. All six made it into space.
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?