Rocket Girls and Astro-Nettes: Audio On-Demand

Rocket Girls and Astro-Nettes: Audio On-Demand

Courtesy of NASA

This special tells the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World – the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA.


About the Program: Told in the first person, these stories explore the experiences of NASA’s first woman engineers and scientists and its first astronauts.  It also tells the fascinating story of a group of women pilots who – in the early 1960s – were led to believe that they would be America’s first women astronauts and were given the exact same physical tests are the Mercury astronauts.  The program is narrated by Eileen Collins, the first woman commander of a Space Shuttle. 

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and AM 1370 is proud to bring listeners a week of special programming to commemorate the anniversary, running Sunday, July 14 through Sunday, July 21.

Local support provided by: 

          The Village at Unity

The 50th Stratsenburgh Planetarium