“I would give my life to fly in space. It’s hard for me to talk about it but I would. I would then, and I will now.” –Jerrie Cobb, at age 67 in 1999
Some of the greatest heros of the 20th century are those who were an integral part of humanity taking our first steps into space. Yet not everyone who deserved one got their chance. Have a listen to Railroad Earth‘s amazing but incredibly sad song,
while I share with you a story about NASA’s very first astronaut class.
Not the famed Mercury 7, who were our first seven astronauts selected to go to space by then-President Eisenhower, but the woman who was better qualified than practically anyone else who never got the chance.