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'Fighting for Space': Author Amy Shira Teitel talks the history of women in spaceflight

You may have heard of the "Mercury 13," but what really happened with the women who wanted to be the first female astronauts?. In her new book, "Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight" (Grand Central Publishing, 2021), author and spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel delivers a dual biography that peels back decades of history to reveal the true stories of Jerrie Cobb and Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran, two women who fought to become America's first female astronauts.
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