‘Fighting for Space’: Author Amy Shira Teitel talks the history of women in spaceflight

You may have heard of the “Mercury 13,” but what really happened with the women who wanted to be the first female astronauts? 

In her new book, “Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight” (Grand Central Publishing, 2021), author and spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel delivers a dual biography that peels back decades of history to reveal the true stories of Jerrie Cobb and Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran, two women who fought to become America’s first female astronauts. 

Cochran was a record-setting pilot who was the first woman to break the sound barrier who was close friends with Amelia Earhart and even ran her own cosmetics company; Cobb, meanwhile, was 25 years younger, also setting records as a pilot and taking astronaut medical tests. 

Related: The Mercury 13: The women who could have been NASA’s first female astronauts

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Kim Kardashian Is Expanding Her Empire in This Lifestyle Space

Kim Kardashian is just getting started. 

Make space, Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow, because the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has set her sights on the lifestyle market. The reality TV personality is expanding her empire to include… home décor.

According to docs, which were obtained by E! News, Kim recently trademarked KKW Home.

And although the 39-year-old star has yet to share the details herself, it appears she’ll be dipping her feet in the industry with an array of household products.

Per the docs, fans can expect to shop “towels, shower curtains, textiles for home furnishings, comforters, aromatherapy diffusers, bath products, body sponges, bathroom candles, household containers for storing and organizing cosmetics” and so much more.

By the looks of what KKW Home entails, it’s easy to see why Kim has decided to enter this space. Given that some of the household items would perfectly complement 

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