Yes, it seems that most historical accounts kind of glossed over at least one of the qualities the program was searching for in prospective astronauts.
There is a mention in Wolfe’s book of Ed Dwight.
Sadly, if you try to google it the only reference seems to be on a racist tumblr that I won’t link to. I should dig my copy of that book out.
Found it yesterday while I was looking into the comments posted last night that have now been deleted.
Ahem, open your eyes, plz.
Excellent image! I see a double meaning there too, considering how totally masculine the program was, the (lack of) color of the stuff that comes (heh) out of men’s little “rockets,” etc.
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