Makers: Women Who Make America

MAKERS Women in Space: Women are here to stay

Clip: Season 2 Episode 3 | 3m 27s

Makers: Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft.

Aired: 10/13/14

Rating: NR

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