By: Steadman, Bernice Trimble; Clark, Josephine M.
U.S.A., Aviation Pr: 2001
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 863G4504
0970901607 Signed by Steadman and Clark upon front free endpaper. 270 pages. "In 1983, when Sally Ride became the first American woman to enter space, there was no question of whether she could handle the physical stress of the flight, because in 1961 a secret study found thirteen women were physically fit and properly motivated to become astronauts. Bernice Steadman was one of the twenty-five women invited, and one of the thirteen to pass that early strenuous physical. But then she was only allowed to watch, not to participate, as American men first flew into space." - from dust j... View More...