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is with great sadness we report the passing of Jerrie Cobb at
Hospice of Sun City Center, Florida on 03/18/2019. A pioneer
aviatrix, air racer and record holder and enshrinee of the
National Aviation Hall of Fame, she was one of the most prolific
female aviators and ahead of her time.
5, 2015. We regret to announce another of our girls has taken her
final flight. http://www.washingtonpost.com/
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.
website chronicles the women of the Mercury 13, who went through
the same medical testing as the Mercury 7. Although never
promised a flight into space, their story is typical of the times
in the early 1960’s.
Women in that era were not able to
do what men did, although they were certainly able to do such.
Please join us as we tell the story of these fabulous women
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.
website is dedicated to the women of the Mercury era, the Mercury
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