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

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

The Apollo 1 Fire: Astronaut Gus Grissom

NASA’s “Failure is not an option” started after the Apollo 1 fire. Too late for Gus Grissom.