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The Misnamed Mercury 13

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Misnamed Mercury 13

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Hattox Hall

Spaceflight historian, YouTuber, and speaker Amy Shira Teitel, author of an upcoming joint biography of Jerrie Cobb and Jackie Cochran, speaks about the intertwined lives of these two women aviators and the history of the so-called “Mercury 13.”

Wine and 1960s-style hors d’oeuvres provided. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Amy Shira Teitel is a spaceflight historian, author, YouTuber, and popular space personality. She holds a Bachelor's degree with combined honors in History of Science and Technology Studies and a Master's in Science and Technology Studies.  She is the author of Breaking the Chains of Gravity: Spaceflight Before NASA and Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele.