Rocket Men and Grieving Girls: On The Myth of the American Astronaut

For forty years, media about the space program held to a rigidly binary public image: astronauts were the manliest men who ever manned. They were test pilots, physically tough, able to scoff at pain, laughing in the face of death as they flew into space all in the name of beating the Russkies to the … Continue reading Rocket Men and Grieving Girls: On The Myth of the American Astronaut