NSN Webinar: The Wrong Stuff: NASA and the Mercury 13 Women Astronauts

NSN Webinar: The Wrong Stuff: NASA and the Mercury 13 Women Astronauts

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  • Inside Venue
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  • Teen, Adult
Photos: top: NASA; bottom left: NASA; bottom right: courtesy of Amy Shira Teitel

In honor of Women's History Month, Night Sky Network members joined Amy Shira Teitel as astronauts in the earliest days of the space program. You can watch the recording of this  webinar on our YouTube channel.

In 1962, thirteen women qualified as Mercury astronauts, but the social landscape of the 1960s kept them out of the spacecraft.

About Amy Shira Teitel:
Amy is lifelong space history nerd who has turned a childhood fascination with the Moon landings into a career. Over the years she's written for well over a dozen online and print outlets including Discovery News and Al Jazeera English, has appeared in a handful of TV series most notable NASA's Unexplained Files, and her first book, Breaking the Chains of Gravity, was released in 2016. She currently maintains her YouTube channel, Vintage Space, among a whole other whack of insane and awesome projects.

Check out some of the links below to learn more about the women of NASA.


Last Updated 03/16/2017

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Webinar Recording: The Wrong Stuff: NASA and the Mercury 13 Women Astronauts

Recording of the webinar.

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