MERCURY 13 – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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mercury13.PYou’ve probably never heard of the Mercury 13. (I’m a bit of a space buff, and I hadn’t.) They were tested for their suitability for space flight by Dr. Randy Lovelace, the physician who developed those tests for NASA. Lovelace believed the 13 were even better suited than the Mercury 7, America’s first astronauts. But NASA said, basically, “No freakin’ way.” Why? The Mercury 13 were all women. I do not ever want to hear again that “diversity” is a scam and “it should just be the best person for the job.” I do not ever want to hear again that the reason so many fields of human endeavor are so dominated by men is simply because women aren’t interested in taking them on. Continue reading…

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