Mercury Women: Forgotten Link to the Future

Nov 10, 2006 - ongoing

International Women's Air and Space Museum

1501 North Marginal Rd
Cleveland, OH 44114

Time: 10:00:00
Phone Number: 216-623-1111
Contact: Toni Mullee

In 1961, 13 women underwent secret astronaut testing, passing the same battery of tests as the men, now famously known as the Mercury 7. Their hopes of being the first women astronauts were dashed when NASA and Congress put an end to the program. This permanent exhibition explores the story of the women and its effect on the US space program, and celebrates the accomplishments of these remarkable women.

Event Type: Exhibition