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Robert Pearlman

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posted 11-17-2017 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon developing 'Mercury 13' as series about women tested for spaceflight

The true life story of 13 women who underwent the same medical testing as NASA's Mercury astronauts at the start of the space age is being developed as a new miniseries for Amazon.

"Mercury 13" will tell the history of the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLATs), the women pilots who were recruited for a privately-financed program by the Lovelace Foundation, the same clinic that devised the tests to screen the United States' first astronauts. The Amazon series is being based on journalist Martha Ackmann's 2003 book, "The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight" (Random House).

...Amazon's "Mercury 13" is the second television miniseries focused on the FLATs to be announced this year. Deadline reported in February that actress Jessica Chastain ("The Martian," "Intersteller") had teamed with screenwriter Todd Komarnicki ("Sully") and Christina Wayne, producer of "I'm Dying Up Here" on Showtime, to develop an event series about the Mercury 13 for ITV Studios America. Chastain is executive producing.


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posted 12-02-2017 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And yet, none of the girls have been contacted. Interesting.


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posted 12-05-2017 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I met Wally Funk at a Light Sport Aircraft show in Sebring, Florida last January. What an incredible lady. Gave a nice presentation of her life and NASA testing of the Mercury 13. Of course I got her autograph in my pilot log book... which she signed with joy and pleasure.

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