The year is 1957: The United States and the Soviet Union are locked in a battle to see which country will be the first to place a satellite into orbit.
The stakes are high: International prestige, national pride, and the control of a host of emerging technologies are on the line.
But when Dr. Wernher von Braun realizes that his rocket -- The Redstone/Jupiter C -- will not be powerful enough to reach orbit, he seeks out the help of a young woman in California who may hold the key to putting America back in the Space Race.
ROCKET GIRL is the heretofore untold story of Mary Sherman's crucial contribution to the heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to regain America's rightful place in the coming Age of Space.
This play premiered at the California Institute of Technology, Nov. 7, 2008.