Trailer: Mercury 13 – A Netflix Original Documentary

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Directed by David Sington, Mercury 13 is a Netflix original documentary taking a look at a secret program that trained women to go to the moon during the 1960's space race. Unfortunately, at that time NASA was a bit of an "old boys" club and wan't interested in women astronauts, despite the fact that some of them performed better than their male counterparts during testing.

"Underneath the obsession of the space race that gripped America, the women were aviation pioneers who emerged thirsty for a new frontier, but whose time would have to wait," reads the synopsis. "The film tells the definitive story of thirteen truly remarkable women who reached for the stars but were ahead of their time."

Mercury 13 will debut on Netflix on 20 April.