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It 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.

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.

This 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 aviation pioneers.

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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