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.
|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|
|Interviewed Guest||Wally Funk|