WOMEN
07/10/2013 09:51 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

NASA Rejection Letter From 1962 Claims 'No Plans' For Woman Astronauts

NASA made headlines recently for an amazing letter they sent to a 7-year-old boy, but their correspondence hasn't always been so encouraging.

This week, Redditor come_on_now_guys posted this letter, allegedly sent from NASA to a young woman at the University of Connecticut in 1962:

Miss Kelly isn't the only 60s woman who wanted to make it into space -- Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to NASA as a young teenager, asking them what she needed to do to become an astronaut. She supposedly received a similar response.

We're very glad NASA has since changed their stance on female astronauts.

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