CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 20, 2003
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The story of a group of women who were being secretly tested in the early 1960s in the hope of becoming America's first female astronauts noted. Taped interview held with Martha Ackmann, author of "The Mercury 13" & one of the women who went through training; footage & photos shown. [Mercury 13 woman Jerri Sloan TRUHILL, ACKMANN - talk about the 1960-1961 program for competitive women pilots; describe how the women were treated & their push before Congress to get women in the NASA space program; review the role of women in the space shuttle program.]
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