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      Mercury 13

      2018 1h 19m Documentary TRAILER for Mercury 13: Trailer 1 List Mercury 13: Trailer 1 Mercury 13: Trailer 1 1:38 View more videos
      100% Tomatometer 25 Reviews 75% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Women train and test for space flight in 1961, but their dreams are dashed when only men are selected to become astronauts. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Mercury 13 offers yet another sobering example of how institutionalized sexism has thwarted countless dreams -- and held nations back from their full potential.

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      Roxana Hadadi Punch Drunk Critics Mercury 13 shares how 13 women were denied an opportunity that could have changed American society for decades afterward, and their story needs to be known. Rated: 3.5/5 May 21, 2018 Full Review Dorothy Rabinowitz Wall Street Journal This is the sort of film that begins modestly-seemingly only a piece of curious history-and grows steadily deeper as it moves to its climax, and that climax is a powerful one. Apr 20, 2018 Full Review Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com At a brisk and efficient 78-minutes, Mercury 13 is engaging, yet sadness and anger seeps in as it progresses. Rated: 3/4 Apr 20, 2018 Full Review Gem Seddon SFX Magazine If you’re a fan of untold backstories, you’ll be both enthralled and, at times, enraged by the story of these remarkable women and how their dreams were backburnered because of their gender. Feb 3, 2022 Full Review Alessandra Potenza The Verge But their determination and commitment did manage to inspire other women to pursue careers in spaceflight. Collins, the former NASA astronaut, is likely just one example. By telling their stories, Mercury 13 is trying to do the same. Dec 28, 2018 Full Review Alan French AwardsCircuit.com While they may not have reached their highest potential, they represent true heroes. These women encourage young women to continue to reach for the stars Rated: 3/4 Oct 10, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This was a good documentary. I never knew about the Mercury 13 before I saw this film. The film was well done, the interviews were captivating and I couldn't help but wish these women had gotten their chance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A sobering reminder of why women, even now, still struggle to be treated without prejudice in traditional male industries. These women deserve every accolade we can muster. We shouldn't need to see it to be it, we just need to dream it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review dave d It's a fascinating story told really poorly. I'm not sure why I'm supposed to be rooting for these people and then bam we love them after discrimination the end. There had to have been a better way. Final Score: 5.8/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Después de haber visto la regular serie "The right stuff" esto complementa y mejora mucho esta historia. Estas mujeres, que pudieron ser las primeras astronautas, tienen historias grandiosas para contar. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review david f This is a really interesting documentary about a group of women who trained and qualified to become astronauts before their program was discontinued by NASA and LBJ. Really fascinating uncovered American history here. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Great source material, not a great documentary. Listless and artless and toneless. Nice artwork though. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Women train and test for space flight in 1961, but their dreams are dashed when only men are selected to become astronauts.
      Director
      David Sington, Heather Walsh
      Producer
      Trevor Birney, Brendan Byrne, Geraldine Creed, David Sington, Heather Walsh
      Production Co
      Fine Point Films
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 20, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 19m
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