Laurel Ollstein discusses the intrepid Jerrie Cobb, an ace pilot who dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Despite out-performing many men Jerrie was prevented from competing for a spot in the original space program by Congress and Lyndon Johnson, who put an end to the idea of Lady Astronauts. At least for a time. But even this couldn’t keep Jerrie from flying. Check out this poignant story.

LAUREL OLLSTEIN ON JERRIE COBB: Laurel Ollstein discusses the intrepid Jerrie Cobb, an ace pilot who dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Despite out-performing many men Jerrie was prevented from competing for a spot in the original space program by Congress and Lyndon Johnson, who put an end to the idea of Lady Astronauts. At least for a time. But even this couldn’t keep Jerrie from flying. Check out this poignant story.

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Laurel Ollstein

WRITER / DIRECTOR / TEACHER

Laurel is a writer, director and teacher, thrilled to be a part of Look What She Did!

Jerrie Cobb

PILOT

Jerrie Cobb was a pilot who, by many accounts, should have been the first woman in space.