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By Louise Ironside. In the early sixties the space race was truly under way. Hearing rumours that the Soviets were planning to send a female astronaut into space, Nasa began runningtests on female pilots Louise Ironside's fictional play is based on the experiences of the Mercury 13 - Nasa's secret female astronauts. The play uses archive recordings and extracts from the recollections ot
Jerrie Cobb. one of the real Mercury 13 astronauts.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director David Ian Neville
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