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Sky’s The Limit Podcast: The female fight for space with Amy Shira Teitel

On this episode of Sky’s The Limit, hosts Anna Grbas and Hannah Dowling are joined by Amy Shira Teitel to discuss her latest biographical novel, titled Fighting for Space, which tells the story of the women vying to become NASA’s first female astronauts, and the Mercury 13.

Sky’s The Limit Podcast: The female fight for space with Amy Shira Teitel
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Amy herself is a woman of many talents – she’s a space historian, YouTuber, TV host, and now, a biographical author.

In the episode, Amy tells us the story of Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, two distinguished pilots who dreamed of flying to space, and the rivalry between them that contributed to the downfall of the Mercury 13 program.

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Finally, Amy shares details of how she pieced together this incredible story, her creative process, as well as her own experience as a woman operating in the male-dominated spaces of science, history and academia.

Hannah Dowling

Hannah Dowling

Writer – Defence and Aerospace, Momentum Media

Hannah joined Momentum as a journalist in 2019, and has since written breaking news stories across a diverse range of corporate industries, including finance, real estate, investments and aviation. She has a keen interest in the global aviation sector, with a particualy focus on improving overall individual wellbeing across the aerospace industry.

Hannah graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia with a Bachelor of Media (Journalism) and is currently pursuing postgraduate studies.

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