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Mercury 13

In the 1960s, Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb secretly took NASA's gruelling astronaut selection tests but they were never allowed to go into space. Anita Sullivan's drama explores why.

In the early 1960s Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb were two of thirteen young women pilots who secretly took NASA's gruelling astronaut selection tests. They passed with flying colours, in some cases beating the scores of the men. Anita Sullivan's drama-documentary explores why they were never allowed to go into space.

Narrated by Laurel Lefkow and featuring an interview with astronaut candidate, Wally Funk.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 21 Dec 2016 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Jerrie Cobb Samantha Dakin
Randolf Lovelace William Hope
Tom Harris William Hope
John Glenn William Hope
Jackie Cochran Laurel Lefkow
Brigadier General Flickinger Morgan Deare
Dr Shurley Morgan Deare
Congressman Anfuso Morgan Deare
Jane Hart Claire Inie-Richards
Narrator Laurel Lefkow
Interviewed Guest Wally Funk
Director Kate McAll
Writer Anita Sullivan

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