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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. Read critic reviews

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Women train and test for space flight in 1961, but their dreams are dashed when only men are selected to become astronauts.

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  • 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.

    May 21, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    April 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • At a brisk and efficient 78-minutes, Mercury 13 is engaging, yet sadness and anger seeps in as it progresses.

    April 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A soaring tribute to some aviation pioneers.

    April 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • An engaging blend of modern-day interviews and archival footage, Mercury 13 complicates the traditional narrative of triumph surrounding the Mercury missions of the '60s and their culmination with the moon landing.

    April 9, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • 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.

    December 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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