Fact Checking Hillary's Astronaut Letter to NASA

Hillary Clinton's often-told story that NASA rejected her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, Washington Post

"According to NASA and some space historians, the message in the response that Clinton claims to have received is consistent with NASA policy and the agency's attitudes toward the possibility of female astronauts at the time. It is debatable whether the tone of the letter Clinton describes fits NASA's response to girls or aspiring female college students in the early 1960s. NASA could not authenticate the one 1962 letter that exists in cyberspace that appears to confirm Clinton's account, though the agency says it has no reasons to doubt it is a genuine NASA letter."

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