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READ Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub È Leslie Haynsworth Million miles in all kinds of weather yet when World War II ended their wartime heroism was left unheraldedIn 1961 with the dawn of the space age a handful of top female pilots took part in a new program termed Women in Space Subjected to the same rigorous tests as the Mercury astronauts thirteen women top notch pilots were admitted to the program Once again women had reason to dreamt. Makes me Want to time travel and meet these people Amazing courageous and persistent overcoming incredible prejudice barriers and odds

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FREE READ ✓ Amelia Earhart's Daughters The Wild And Glorious Story Of American Women Aviators From World War II To The Dawn Of The Space Age ó In 1942 with war raging on two fronts and military pilots in short supply the US Army Air Force Hat at least oneof them would be the first of their sex in space The matter went as far as Congress where dramatic hearings included testimony from astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter But their hopes were dashed These skilled aviators had the right stuff at the wrong time and again women were denied their place in history This is their story one of courage ferocity adn patriotis. For some reason I've been seeing a lot of stores in the paper and in magazines about the WAFsWASPs Maybe it's because just like our WWII soldiers they're of an age to be leaving us Although I'm not sure what page I'm on at the moment I'm about 4 chapters into the book and I can already tell I'm going to be sorry to see the last pageI've finished the book It is a sad thing to see it end and the way it ends too Despite the efforts of several of the WASPs there was no woman in the astronaut program for many years to come Most of them went back to their lives and many of them never flew a plane againI'm looking forward to the day that accomplishments are celebrated for what they are and not because it was the first woman or the first Indian or the first Japanese American Then I think there will be good forward motion

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Amelia Earhart's Daughters The Wild And Glorious Story Of American Women Aviators From World War II To The Dawn Of The Space AgeIn 1942 with war raging on two fronts and military pilots in short supply the US Army Air Force enlisted a handful of skilled female aviators to deliver military planes from factories to air bases expanding the successful program to include than one thousand women These superb pilots flew every aircraft in the US Army Air Force including B 26s when men were afraid to logging than siz. Ever since seeing a program on PBS about the WASP in WWII I've been fascinated by their story I've now read Yankee Doodle Gals which was a picture book geared toward middle school readers and Jackie Cochran's autobiography and now this one The first half is about the WASP and the groups that led up to their formation; most of this information had been in the PBS show I wish this book had included of the individual stories of the women and some of their memories of the times spent in training or in the serviceBut the second half of the book is about women in the space age I'd been unaware that during the Mercury space program women were also being tested for the astronaut corps But the times were against them and for several reasons NASA declined to include them despite the fact that women were actually better suited for long term flights reuiring less oxygen food and living space In Tom Wolf's The Right Stuff he brought up the issue the male astronauts had with control of the spacecraft they did not want to be viewed as just a passenger while the craft was controlled automatically; they wanted to be flying it; they were test pilots after all The women had no such issue; they would have been pleased to be given the chance to go into space whether they were doing the flying or just riding a rocket