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Author Martha Ackmann (right) speaks with former astronaut Eileen Collins and Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity representative Evett Turner at a luncheon during her visit to JSC.
Martha Ackmann, also the author of Curve-ball and The Mercury 13, writes about women who have changed America. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Ackmann taught a popular seminar on Dickinson at Mount Holyoke College and lives in western Massachusetts.
— biography from These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson
Martha Ackmann debat The Mercury 13: The True Story of 13 Women and the Dream of Space Flight.
A member of the Gender Studies Department at Mount Holyoke College and a scholar on the life and work of the poet Emily Dickinson, Ackmann presents a lecture on her book, The Mercury 13: The True Story of 13 Women and the Dream of Space Flight. It's the amazing and forgotten story of the women astronauts who trained to go into space in the 1950s. This program is sponsored by Agnes Scott College. (jasbro)… (més)
Lloc de l'esdeveniment: Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall, Agnes Scott College, 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030