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Back in the 1960s, they were called “Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees,” or “FLATs.” Although they underwent the same battery of physical, psychological, and flight tests as the Mercury astronauts (in some cases outperforming the men), none logged a single hour in space. Tonight, three of these pioneering aviators—Jerry Cobb, Wally Funk, and Bernice Steadman—recount their careers in a panel discussion honoring Women’s History Month. At 8 p.m. at the National Air & Space Museum’s Langley Theater, 6th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. CP