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Two Female Pilots And Their Passionate Fight For Space

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  Cool Science Radio speaks with historian and author Amy Shira Teitel who has written Fighting For Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle For Female Spaceflight. This book is the mostly unknown tale of Jackie Cochran, and Jerrie Cobb, two accomplished aviatrixes, one generation apart, who each dreamed of being the first woman in space, but along the way battled their egos, their expectations, and ultimately the patriarchal society that stood between them and the stars.