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WIA-E Strasbourg invites to Movie Night followed by a Debate

Movie Night followed by a Debate

Mercury 13

Friday, 31 January 2020

International Space University, Illkirch/Strasbourg

The Strasbourg branch of Women In Aerospace Europe organises a movie night followed by a debate.

We will watch the movie ā€œMercury 13ā€

The Mercury 13 were thirteen American women who, as part of a privately funded program, successfully underwent the same physiological screening tests as had the astronauts selected by NASA on April 9, 1959 for Project Mercury. The term was coined in 1995 by Hollywood producer James Cross as a comparison to the Mercury Seven name given to the selected male astronauts. The Mercury 13 women were not part of NASA’s astronaut program, never flew in space, and never met as a group.

Programme of the evening:

  • 17h30: Movie: Mercury 13
  • 19h30 : Debate


The event is open and free for members of WIA-E Strasbourg.


International Space University
1, rue JD Cassini
67400 Illkirch, France

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