MERCURY 13 (World-Wide Release 2018)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì 

Mercury 13—documentary—contains terrific interviews with women who trained for space travel in the 1960s and 1970s and then did not receive the reward for their training…going into outer space. Good interviews with the actual trainees. Archival footage shows their accomplishments in earth flight. Wonderful documentary to ponder women’s rights and their relationship with men’s rights. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


The documentation of women trained for exploration of space and the result of that training. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Directors David Sington and Heather Walsh for directing effort. Thank you to Producers David Sington, Heather Walsh, Trevor Birney, Brendan Byrne, and Geraldine Creed for making the film possible. Character/cast include: Self/Pilot-archival footage  (Joyce Case), Self-archival footage (Bill Clinton), Self-archival footage (Hilary Clinton), Self (Jerrie Cobb), Self/Pilot-archival footage (Jacqueline Cochran), Self/Astronaut (Eileen Collins), Self/Mercury Astronaut-archival footage (Gordon Cooper), Self (Wally Funk) 

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Yes. The movie carries itself along well and causes provocative thought.

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