"No woman should be selected as an astronaut trainee unless a sufficient group of women is simultaneously selected so that norms can be established rather than merely the individual capabilities of one or a few who might not be a representative of women as a whole"(70).
¨I do not believe there has been any intentional of actual discrimination against women in the astronaut program up to date.¨(70)
"She simply assumed that she would be one of the women tested and approached the issue as a matter of scheduling, sending Lovelace memos about when she was available for the tests:'I'll take that bicycle test Monday. And I can take some of the tests you have in mind on Monday or possibly Tuesday morning'"(72).
Jackie Cochran didn't want women to be astronauts unless she was one of them despite the fact that she was too old, and after she was told no she said she would pull the funding for the program even though they were testing people of her own sex.
Word gap: Clout
¨Jackie Cochran had the clout to end the ambitions of the women in this program.¨(82).
Jackie Cochran was quoted because she is a famous pilot and her opinion was important. It also shows how all of the conflicts between her and Jerry Cobb could start.
Summary: 5-7 Word Gist
No. You can not be astronauts.
The fixed mindset characteristic threatened by others success. If Jackie Cochran would have let Lovelace do what he was going to do, then they wouldn't have gotten into an argument.
Definition: Influence or power. Technical term: no
jackie didnt want the women as astronauts.
Why would Jackie Cochran want to go through the astronaut training but not the other women? Why would President Johnson not send the letter?