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June 5, 2015. We regret to announce another of our girls has taken her final flight.

We regret to inform that B Steadman passed away peacefully at her residence on March 18th, 2015. She had been suffering from a long term illness and is now at rest

25 women, narrowed down to 13, who participated in and passed the very same physical and psychological tests that determined the original astronauts. These 13 women - Jerrie Cobb, Bernice Steadman, Janey Hart, Jerri Truhill, Rhea Woltman, Sarah Ratley, Jan and Marion Dietrich, Myrtle Cagle, Irene Leverton, Gene Nora Jessen, Jean Hixson, and Wally Funk - passed the same tests as the Mercury 7.

Jerrie Cobb to be Inducted into Hall of Fame
Jerrie Cobb will be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame
October 6, 2012

Tickets available at NAHF website


This website is dedicated to the women of the Mercury era, the Mercury 13.


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