Katherine Ruppe, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2020, Sloan Episodic Lab, Film Independent 

Project Type: TV Pilot 

Genre: Limited Drama 

Length: 60 pages 

Field of Science: Space 

Stage: Development 


The propulsive true story of America’s first female astronauts—six intrepid pioneers who blast through the chauvinistic brotherhood of spaceflight in 1978, reinventing the right stuff and inspiring millions of girls to reach for the stars. Their stories are intercut with NASA’s biggest setback, the 1986 Challenger explosion, which claims the life of one of our first women and spurs Sally Ride to join the all-male Rogers Commission, uncovering NASA secrets even as she keeps her own.