Being a Lady Astronaut means being twice as dedicated, and twice as good as everyone else. And sometimes, handling a test run that has turned deadly serious.
"Eleanor Louise Jackson stood inside the plain steel box of the time machine. It was about the size of an outhouse, but without a bench or windows." A short story by Mary Robinette Kowal about the "first flight" of time travel...
Read a reprint of Mary Robinette Kowal's The Lady Astronaut of Mars.