Until NASA was willing to see that women were just as capable as men, they were going to reject every woman or man who disagreed with their beliefs.
Because NASA didn't let the women that were ready to go into space, Russia beat them to it and sent Valentina Tereshkova. "Valentina Tereshkova became the first women to fly in space. The Russians had gotten there first" (84).
Summery - Text Talk and Gist
Jerrie never went to space, but helped.
"She told me I was her role model," Cobb said. "The first thing she said to me was, 'We always figured you would be first. What happened?' " (84)
Question for Book Club
Rejecting the idea of women in space NASA turned away great women and Russia was able to put their woman into space first.
To constantly reject all ideas of women in space is what NASA seems to do best.
It can't be done!
Jerrie was willing to go through testing, but NASA opposed. Bravery in your darkest moments - Confidence in your cause - Doing the "impossible" is possible - Brilliant but underestimated - Believe in what you fight for
Could things have gone differently if NASA had allowed women into the space program? How might things have been different?