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In 1953-54 I attended third grade at Crouse Elementary School in Akron, Ohio. That was Jean Hixson's first year as a third grade teacher. The previous year my older sister had Miss Hixson for the fifth grade. For both first and second grades I had Mrs. Lavell as my teacher. She was older, matronly and warm. Jean Hixson must have been about 31 at the time (I have a daughter that old now). She was cool and efficient but friendly. I was a spooky kid -- easily upset -- and I really liked her. Part way through that year, a delinquent, emotionally disturbed boy joined that third grade class. He did not fit in and generally upset the class. That was the only time I remember Jean Hixson drawing on her love of flight. She bought a rather complex balsa model airplane -- stick construction to be covered by paper and repeatedly coated with dope. She asked the class for a volunteer who had experience with models to work with the new kid while she taught. I eagerly volunteered. I soon found out just how much of my prior model building had actually been my dad's work. For instance, the parts for this model weren't die cut. There we were, two third graders with single edged razor blades shredding perfectly good sheets of balsa. We couldn't color inside lines on paper with crayons let alone cut along them on sheet balsa with razor blades. What a mess we made of that model! What a mess we made of ourselves. Our mothers would never have let us get glue all over our fingers and clothes like that. I don't think Miss Hixson let us fool around more than a day or two before she removed model airplanes from her list of third grade teaching tools. She probably wished she were back with fifth graders. Sadly, the troubled kid disappeared from our class and school. I have no idea what became of him. Just knowing my teacher was a pilot who had flown military aircraft in WWII contributed to my boyhood fascination with all things that fly. My wife would roll her eyes at that sentence because it implies I grew out of it. I guess I'm still Miss Hixson's third grader when it comes to excitement and a sense of romance about things that fly and people who fly them. Through the years I read about Jean Hixson now and then when the Akron Beacon Journal carried features about her, but I had no idea about the Mercury training until I read a feature triggered by "The Mercury 13." I'm glad she marked my life, and I'm glad it was when I was 8 years old. Joe Snider Fort Wayne, Indiana
Joe Snider <joesnider@viafamily.net>
Fort Wayne, IN USA -
Fantastic story,one never knows. I remember Jean Hixson from grade school and have been a space program buff forever this will go into my archive/scrap book and you ladies will always be American Heroes.Thanks Ladies
Ron Markley <ramarkley@worldnet.att.net>
Akron, OH USA -
I heard the interview on NPR this morning, and as a history major never had heard of you before. I am anxious to find out more about your place in American History and Science....you all are trully an inspiration!!!!
Millie Katzen <run611@aol.com>
Memphis, Tn USA -
I have to say that it is glad that I ran by an article in CNN.Com. I would never had known about Mercury 13. I have the highest respect for the women that attended to those memories that we have of now. I wish that we could have put that into effect. It would have been nice to see how well they would have faired, not only against the Russians but as well as our own men of NASA. Being of the male species myself I thank you for the time that you have put forth and may you light the way to the future of those who would only dream of what it would be like. I am telling my daughter about this and letting her know that she to can be what ever she wants. Thank You. Didyaronamus Knowlettes
Didyraonamus Knowlettes <didyaronamus@earthlink.net>
Atlanta, Ga USA -
You women are amazing!
Vivian <s2vdavis@titan.vcu.edu>
Richmond, VA USA -
Enjoyed the visit and I have just come from watching C-SPAN 2 Book NEWS on "The Mercury 13" ...
Paul Gilbert <paulgilbert3@earthlink.net>
Indio, CA USA -
The Mercury 13 pioneered for all of the women of today, not just aviators. Their talents and contributions deserve more recognition than I can say. As a 14 year old girl, I am proud to call these women my heroes.
Ryan Brown <oddsoccersox@yahoo.com>
Denver, CO USA -
I had never heard of these ladies and what might have been. The "actions" or "comments" of John Glenn are just one more example of the moral cowardise that so often manifests itself when it is easier to just go along than do the right thing. Ike did it at the end of WW II when he just left thousands of US troops in Stalin's hands rather than demand their release and return. George (not W) did the same when he went along with the State Department and didn't finish Saddam the first time around. I can only hope a Speilburg steps forward and tells the story of these couragous women who deserve more than a tiny passing footnote in the history of the space program.
Joseph E. Cate <csagencate@aol>
Garner, NC USA -
I have taught Earth Science for over 30 years. Today on the news I saw for the first time the story about these great women. I have two more years to teach and I will tell my students about these American Heroes!
George Bennett <gbennett@yorkville.k12.il.us>
Yorkville, il USA -
Just saw the coverage of The Mercury 13 on the Today Show. Excellent presentation of some of our long forgotten national role models. Surprized to see the name of Jean Hixson/Hixon who came from Ohio. My grandparents also came out of Ohio. I would have liked to have met such an inspiration to our female youth. I am proud to be a Hixson/Hixon relative!
Jim Hixon <jportdeposit@msn.com>
Port Deposit, MD USA -
I, just last evening, saw the documentary on the History channel of the Mercury 13. What a grand group of ladies. I also had the privilege of sharing that evening with Mrs. Myrtle Thompson Cagle one of the Mercury 13 and a legend in the aviation circles in North Carolina and my hometown. I am 56 years old and Mrs. Myrtle gave me my first plane ride at the age of 6 years old. My dad took me to the local airport in Selma NC and at the cost of a dollar each, Mrs. Myrtle took us up. I have been in love with Mrs. Myrtle and aviation ever since that day. My meeting her and the time that I spent with her watching the documentary was as exciting as that first plane ride in that Piper. A good friend and neighbor who is related to Mrs. Myrtle and knew of my desire to meet her again arranged the evening. She is still a grand lady and full of charm as I remember her. It's the little events in life that stay with us all and a short plane ride on a Sunday afternoon in Selma, NC has turned out to be my "little event" that has stayed with me forever. Little did I know that later in life some of Mrs. Myrtle's relatives would become my close friends and encourage me to also become a private pilot. Thank you Mrs. Myrtle Thompson Cagle, for my first plane ride and you are still as charming and "larger than life" as I remember you as a 6 year old.
Carlton F. Adams Jr. <cadamsjr@nc.rr.com>
Clayton, NC USA -
Nowhere have I ever seen or red anything about these so courageous women. Only on a late TV French program.Thanks to you for your website and shame on the NASA for what these women have been throught.I feel like saying "and again the Story of Humanity is written by men." Like children they just erase what disturb them.
valerie vuillerme <valerievuillerme@voila.fr>
France -
I am researching space history and politics for a conference paper. It is amazing that after many months of checking the NASA website regularly, I have seen no mention of the Mercury women. But I knew vaguely that they existed and I tracked this web site down. I salute them all. Even today, in 2003, the language of space is gender -specific, and it's all about "man" and "man's innate need to explore". The rest of us in other disciplines have used gender inclusive language for decades! The "right stuff" is clearly a penis ..... and let's examine the received history that Valentina Tereshkova was mentally unstable! Where did this come from? Could her supposed instability have been a result of space sickness? In whose interest was it to label her in this way? The final question is how space administrations expect proposed space colonies to survive if women are not an integral part of the space programme, and if we have not sufficiently studied the impact of space conditions on female physiology. More than studied: experienced. Well, that is my rave. Thank you to these amazing women for having the courage to dare. Alice
Alice Gorman <zoharesque@bigpond.com>
Yeppoon, Qld Australia -
You ladies are my heroes!!! I, too, was unaware of your story until I saw your program on the History Channel today, and was very disappointed that I hadn't heard it earlier. But now that I know your story, I will tell everyone I know how amazing you are!! I can't say enough how inspired I am. I am about 6 months away from my Mechanical Engineering degree, and am forever grateful to you for helping pave the way for myself and other young ladies to more easily obtain our "non-traditional" goals. :D Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Bekki <Bekkii77@hotmail.com>
Minneapolis, MN USA -
I really like science, but I would like to know who was the first woman in space and, what country is she from if you know email me a rebecca_lewis@yahoo.com please!
Rebecca Lewis <rebecca_lewis@yahoo.com>
La Habra, CA USA -
I was a young smart mounthed student in a Aircraft mechanic class. I used to wonder why this older woman was in this class with us young and up and comers? What could she possible offer us. What could she know about aviation. Well littel did i know that Mrs. Mrytle Cagle was sitting right next to me with vast volumes of knowledge that i could only phathom. I would like to tell her that i regret not taking to heart the wisdom she had to offer. I only found this out after she had left the class. I would like her to know that i am currenty an AP/IA mechanic and Antique Aircraft Restorer. Thank you for leading the way for women every where. And to this day i kinda laugh at myself when i have a man kinda look at me funny when i tell him i am a mechanic. And think of Mrytle. Brenna
brenna matthies <brenna.matthies@neicoltech.org>
east bethel, mn USA -
Jerri-God bless.Knew you from Bartlesville Ok Phillips Petroleum Airfield when your plane was in for maintenance. My name was Marilyn Beisley then. Ran the FBO there. You have my vote, as always. What can I do to help??? Just let me know.
Marilyn Moore Tate <Prsong @ aol.com>
Dewey, Ok 74029 USA -
I did not know about the Mercury 13. I was surprised beyond belief since My Dad was involved the Scout missile program at Langley AFB from '61-'66.Then the Mercury 7 were around and their kids went to school in Tidewater area of Virgina.I have learned quite a bit and enjoyed your website.Thanks for your commitment bringing this hidden gem of space history and I pray that Mercury 13 are given their just due....
Robert A. Martinez <Eagleford1956@aol.com>
De Soto, Tx USA -
I first heard of the Mercury 13 group when I took a seminar on Mountain flying at Lake Hood in Anchorage,AK. Gene Nora Jessen was a guest speaker there. Several years later I was called upon to write a paper for an English class and chose Mercury 13 as my subject and because of the dearth of information I began to wonder if it had been made up. I don't think this great website existed then. My paper was titled "Why Jerrie Can't Fly (Or the Right Stuff Revisited".
Letha Butts <foxrun@alaska.net>
Palmer, AK USA -
I bought B. Steadmans book Tetherd Mercury for my wife,Bea's cousin.Excellent book.Too bad the women didn't get a chanceto go,especially since they did better on the physical exam's than the men.we're proud to be in the same family.
gordon lort <retdep67@aol.com>
gasport, ny USA -
Greatings from Belgium. Just some words from a Belgian painter who really appreciated your tribute to these women as the pioneers in the Space program and tell to the world their story. Jean-Pierre Remy
Jean-Pierre Remy <jeanpierreremy@hotmail.com>
COLFONTAINE, BELGIUM -
My friend Al Hallonquist has said it quite eloquently for these fine women. It is never too late to right a wrong no matter how long ago it was. Put these women in space! James L Holzhauer
James L Holzhauer <jlholz@aol.com>
Columbus, MS USA -
What a wonderful and inspiring story. Though things did not turn out as planned, these women can be a great inspiration to our youth! The story needed to be told! I am planning a special celebration of women and continuing education and am toying with the idea of attempting to enlist the participation of some of the Mercury 13 women. I know that they are and will continue to be great role models for women who are striving to make their dreams come true and to those who sometimes question their abilities. Lisa Webb Kingston Ontario webbl@post.queensu.ca January 2, 2003
Lisa Webb <webbl@post.queensu.ca>
Kingston, On Canada -
I was completely unaware of the Mercury 13. Sad to say that this has gone pretty much unreported over here in the UK. I hope that one day soon, one of the "13" makes it into space. Just a pity that all were overlooked for the original Mercury program.
Derek Horne <x1pilot@muroc.fsnet.co.uk>
Dunfermline, Fife UK -
I visited NASA and saw no mention of these women. I was at a loss for words when they sent Glenn into space over Jerrie. I felt very stongly that he personally should have stepped aside, and shown he was made of "all the right stuff" and insisted she go. If I were an American, I would not want to support them any more for this lack of recognition and second really dirty slap in the face. American women do comprise 50% of the population. But they obviously account for very little in their opinion/pull/place.
Laura Martin <lmartin@mds.nordion.com>
USA -
I've recently found out this site through the new Stephanie Nolen book on the Mercury 13, and recently found out about these women. If the fact the disgraceful chapter in the space programme was to be covered up is true, then it was done extremely well...I never knew about this until now. I am not sure what can be done to redress this injustice, except to recognize these women as the pioneers they should have been, and tell the world their story. I thought so much better of John Glenn, too...the story is coming out through the Nolen book, and Space:The Imagination Station in Canada. I cannot think of anything worse than to have your dreams shattered and taken away from you simply because you were deemed to be the wrong sex. We have fixed that today; if only we had a time machine to repair the damage. LP
Lloyd Penney <penneys@netcom.ca>
Toronto, ON Canada -
I did a project in school Jerrie Cobb, but it was based around the Mercury 13. We wrote letters to NASA asking them to let Jerrie Cobb and the rest of the women go into space. Since the recent launch into space, we are led to understand that the Mercury 13 will not be going into space iany time soon, but we will keep petioning NASA as to when they will consider letting the wwomen go into space. Best of luck to all of the girls with their future flying careers.
Kasey Vickers <SpoiledBaby340@aol.com>
Minco, Okla, OK USA -
I am the Office Dirctor of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, I want to let all of you know that Myrtle Thompson Cagle, one of the Mercury 13 chosen for by NASA Space Center is now being inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame on April 26, 2003. If anyone has any type of information, photo's or taped interviews that we can use for Mrs. Cagle's exhibit display, please contact me thru my e-mail address or Fax information to: 478-926-2792. As a Non-Profit Organization anyone wanting to send a contribution in honor of Mrs. Cagle can mail a check to: Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, P. O. Box 8427, Warner Robins, GA 31095. Your name will be placed as a contributor in honor of Mrs. Myrtle Thompson Cagles. Thanks in advance for honoring this great lady.
Wanda Duda <hofnut@bellsouth.net>
Warner Robins, GA USA -
Congratulations, Irene. I was just doing some family history, please feel free to contact me with the above email address.
Paul Leveron <Levy1@sympatico.ca>
Ontario, Canada -
I thought I was a space flight buff,but I never knew of,or even heard of, the Mercury 13. I must learn more and one must go into space!
Jim Stewart <jbkstew@yahoo.com>
Auburn , Wa USA -
I'm 32 and have been a admirere of aviation and spaceflight since age 7. Just browsing web sites on flight, I came across this one...And I thought I KNEW everything history wise about fight and space....happy to say I was WRONG. Let Cobb fly! Thank you and smile and laugh, John
John S. Ronkowitz, Jr. <johnronkjr@aol.com>
Oxford, NJ USA -
I just recently heard about the "Mercury 13" and l would love to learn more about these women. l think since John Glenn got his second chance...Jerri Cobb should get her chance...after all this time...she deserves it! lf anyone knows anymore about the Mercury 13..plese send me some info at my email addy..Thanks!
Joseph Desrosier <lostngoofy1@webtv.net>
Cedar Grove, WV USA -
Neat Site!!! I actually went to A&P shool with Myrtle Cagle, AND got a couple of hours in my logbook from her. As is usual for her: there was no charge for her patience and time. She put up with a lot of young boys and their evil and mean spirited ways, but was always selfless and had a constant smile on her face!!! It was unfortunate I couldn't persue the pilot carreer at the time, it would have been fun learn more from her vast experience. Hello to Myrtle and the other young ladies honored here.
Richard Turk <cntdrv55@pacbell.net>
Benicia, Ca. USA -
I have only recently become aware of the mercury 13.You deserved a misson I burned with the unfairness of it all.I hope that you attain the recognition you deserve.I also hope that NASA comes to realize that the other 50% of the population have important contributions to be made.Good luck to you all.
K Bevan <kbevan88@hotmail.com>
UK -
THANK YOU very much for creating this site. I had a recent history project and this site helped me immensely! It seems like this is the only site on the net dedicated to these wonderful women [Mercury 13]. I created my own site dedicated to these very same women and cited my source to this website (Like I said it helped greatly)! Thank you again! -Jesi To view this web page go to http://sajart.tripod.com/history
Jesi <jesi782@hotmail.com>
Shawnee, KS USA -
Jean Hixson was my third grade teacher in Akron Ohio back in 1955. She was always an amazing woman that had inspired me to spend a lifetime in the Air Force. I am very proud to have had her as a teacher.
John Talvan Jr <Vetman@cox.net>
Warner Robins, GA USA -
I have always been fascinated with space and it's exploration. I knew women were involved in the Mercury program, but no specifics. Thanks for putting faces and names on this part of history, and giving these women recognition that is well deserved.
Brent Gaiser <geezer2@alltel.net>
Kittanning , Pa USA -
I just found out, that Bea Steadman is a distant relative of my families. If you could contact me with some information about her I would be very
Brandi Christie <Brandi.Christie>
Buxton, ND USA -
I work in an elem. school. I did a bulletin board for Women's History Month & a question on it reads "Who are the Mercury 13?" The first student who finds out the answer gets lunch on me. I want to try & fill the gaps in our history books about the significant contributions of women. I also hope it may encourage them to want to learn more and perhaps pursue non-traditional careers.
Michele Johnson <Pokiencj@peoplepc.com>
Smyrna, DE USA -
Checking my e-mail today when I glanced at a Yahoo guestion "Who was the first African-American astronaut in space"? Many links later I arrived at the Mercury 13 site. These 13 brave women are to be commended and deserve to be included in every history book used in all history classes in America!
Cynthia Ruiz <cynthiaruiz@yahoo.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA -
I learned about the Mercury 13 on the History Channel it was fascinating.
David Snipes <snipdrs@charter.net>
Greenville, SC USA -
I was so angry a couple of years ago, when I first read about these remarkable women being excluded because of GENDER! What a patronising attitude they endured. I am thrilled that a site has been made in their honour! A few people I have told about these women, didn't believe me, because they said that could never happen! These womens' stories need to be made into films. Wouldn't they be fantastic!? And what an inspiration to young women everywhere! Thankyou again. Jennifer
Jennifer <jenber@pacific.net.au>
Bli Bli, Qld Australia -
An awesome website! I liked your letter to Daniel Goldin! Sincerely, Linda Casto
Linda Casto <Lindaabtb@aol.com>
Cherry Hill, NJ USA -
I got to meet Jerri T. on a flight from Houston to Dallas and what a firecracker! As a student pilot, I learned more from her in an hour than I had in countless ground school classes. She gave me a picture of her taken on the wing of her pink P-51 Mustang. Never having been a superstitious type, I nonetheless put the picture in my logbook; you never know when you might need a guardian angel! BTW, the website is very informative and have directed two women who are CFIs to view the site for encouragement.
Cary Poole <cfpoole@home.com>
Frisco, TX USA - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 15:21:00 (CDT)
Thanks for all your hard work Al & Dana. Gene Nora Jessen
Gene Nora Jessen <gnjflyer@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, September 03, 2000 at 17:07:46 (CDT)
Thank-you for keeping the spirit of the Mercury 13 alive. Patrice
Patrice Horstman <patrice@primenet.com>
Flagstaff, Az USA - Monday, August 14, 2000 at 19:03:59 (CDT)
I have only recently become aware of this compelling story, but the ongoing struggle of the Mercury 13 to "write" themselves into our collective living history has touched me very strongly. I am a young composer just out of Pomona College, and I'm determined to tell the story creatively, in a work of experimental music theater. I think it would be appropriate for the quest of thirteen pathbreaking women to be expressed in creative terms, not just told in a lifeless fashion. Would love to hear from any creative librettists who would like to participate in such a project! Keep up the great work with the website.
Mark G. So <mark_so@hotmail.com>
Claremont, CA USA - Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 00:34:31 (CDT)
I have been facinated with the Mercury 13 story,and Jerrie Cobb in particular for some years. It is great to see all the information being brought together in one place. Hope to see the site develop and the other biographies expanded. Keep up the great work. Tony
Tony Quine <TonyQ@another.com>
UK - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 15:43:01 (CDT)
Very informative and interesting. I would love to know more about these thirteen women past and present.
Gordon Karns <karns@mindspring.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Monday, July 17, 2000 at 09:27:25 (CDT)
A great site about a forgotten chapter of space history. Stupid macho thinking prevented the US from launching the first woman into space - the Soviet Union was indeed advanced at this period of time, not only in terms of space technology, but equally in menthality. May both spacefaring nations learn from their errors .... Jürgen
Jürgen P Esders <JPEsders@compuserve.com>
Brussels, Belgium - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 04:01:38 (CDT)
The time is right... Let's put together a team comprised entirely of women - hispanic, black, caucasian, asian female pilots, engineers, Ph.D.'s and scientists who are the best of the best - and let them be the first team to go back to the moon in this century! The men had their shot; they can have the second or third return flights, this time. Then the scales might be more balanced and we can forget about "firsts!"
Claudia Gibson <cLg2323@aoL.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 17:55:39 (CDT)
Great information! I doubt you will ever see Jerri Cobb on an ISS flight, but stranger things have happened. Keep up the great work on the site, both of you! Thanks! Cindy
Cindy Schellenberg <cindys@palmnet.net>
Titusville, FL USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 20:33:51 (CDT)
This site is very well presented. We now have a fitting memorial to these courageous people who heretofore have been only peripherally known for their deeds. It is about time that a memorial like this is presented to them. Thanks for this tribute. May the search for truth go on.
Jerry Taintor <lolmjt@aol.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 19:35:46 (CDT)
Al & Dana awesome job. Very informative. I enjoyed it very much, I plan to come back when I have a little more time, it sort of just consumes you. Keep up the great work.
Matthew <renegade47803@yahoo.com>
Terre Haute, IN USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 14:25:26 (CDT)
Hey, Great site! I consider myself very knowledgeable about the space program. But you have shown once again that there's always something more to learn. Thanks, ------Brian
Brian <Bscabaniss@aol.com>
Roanoke, VA USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 14:00:06 (CDT)
Thank you on presenting a great site! These women are ALL outstanding people who desreve all the recognition in the world!! Please keep up the great work!!
Mike Zolotorow <ZolArt@aol.com>
Ellicott City, MD USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 13:24:24 (CDT)
Thank you on presenting a great site! These women are ALL outstanding people who desreve all the recognition in the world!! Please keep up the great work!!
Mike Zolotorow <ZolArt@aol.com>
Ellicott City, MD USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 13:20:41 (CDT)
Al, Where do you find the time,Grin... I'm glad you do, keep up the good work..Bill D.
William Dunbar <williamdunbar@compuserve.com>
Bradley Beach, NJ USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 13:00:58 (CDT)
Very good and informative information. I too believe that our schools should be teaching this information. You've done a great job; keep it coming.
Diane K. Schafer <dianes@ecn.purdue.edu>
West Lafayette, IN USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 09:00:50 (CDT)
Great job Al ! Enjoyed reading about them - I wasn't aware of too many facts about them !!! Keep up the good work.
Florian Noller <spaceflori@spaceflori.com>
Stuttgart, DE Germany - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 01:29:25 (CDT)
Thanks for an interesting and important site! I look forward to seeing it grow and GROW! KIMM
Kimm J. Hamann <khamann@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu>
Flossmoor, IL USA - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 22:27:44 (CDT)
Thanks Al for bringing the stories of these thirteen to the Internet. You have created a fitting tribute and a website that is well-deserved of attention. I look forward to watching these pages grow!
Robert Pearlman <robert@collectspace.com>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 22:01:58 (CDT)
Amazing women doing amazing things , our children should be learning about this in history class. i am so excited to know of these incredible women.
tia matza <tiafit@earthlink.net>
malibu, ca USA - Friday, July 07, 2000 at 17:53:04 (CDT)
Mecury we have lift off! I've been looking for something on you girls for a few months now. I was so moved by the B.B.C radio 4 programme 'Right stuff, Wrong sex' your courage and lives are an inspiration to us all. When the going gets tough, I think of all of you....xxx
Geraldine Creed <bluelite@iol.ie>
Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 17:05:55 (CDT)
I have been interested in manned space flights since the 1960's and still never heard of these iron ladies. It was very interesting indeed! Thanks for a great site.
Haakan Gustavsson <haakan.gustavsson@2100.net>
Stockholm, Sweden - Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 09:04:13 (CDT)
What a great site! I had a lot of fun surfin the site and learned a lot from it too! Keep up the good work.
Briana <Tfas1@aol.com >
Westport, ct USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 13:17:04 (CDT)
So good of you to bring these facts to the world. So often accomplishments such as these are swept under the carpet only to be forgotten in the future. Hope NASA has this information in their archives.
Joe and Bee Haydu, WASP <joebee@mciworld.com>
Riviera Beach, Fl. USA - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 13:09:37 (CDT)
Good morning Al, B Steadman has finished her book as of today, with a summer of tightening to do. It is a great point to reach after six years of work. Thanks for the work you are doing to get the word out about these women. Jody M Clark
Jody M Clark <etc@traverse.com>
Taverse City , MI USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 12:30:56 (CDT)
AL, I really enjoyed looking over your site this morning. Tonight I will spend quality time relaxing with it like a good book. Lookin' good!
Dave Duckworth <dduck@mediaone.net>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Monday, April 03, 2000 at 11:18:23 (CDT)
A very nice site! What great presentations about the FLAT women. I see though that you have spelled my good friend Gene Jessen's name wrong. Also Alexei Leonov's name. I hope you fix those soon, as well as some punctuation errors that you have made, then things will be a lot better.
James Loewen
Washington DC, - Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 12:13:26 (CST)
Had no idea of the backround of the ladies..used watch for "Sputnik" every nite in the front yard.
Darcy Gerdes <darcysart@earthlink.net>
Idyllwild, CA USA - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 09:42:45 (CST)
I throughly enjoyed the site. Great work Dana and Al. Impressive lot those Mercury 13. 
Lynda Case <llcase@uswest.net>
Kent, WA USA - Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 22:11:00 (CST)
GREAT WORK. I have been awaiting this moment for far too long. The wait was well worth it though. Thanks to my 1st cousin, Ms. Jerri Truhill, for keeping the family up to date on all these efforts from everyone. I will do my best to spread the good news of our American History to everyone I know. Keep it up and GOOD ON ALL OF YOU. Daryl G. Rice
Daryl G. Rice, Ret. USAF <riceman@kfcu.org>
Pascagoula, MS USA - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 11:03:54 (CST)
Great site about people we do not know enough. Congratulations, I will return again
Frederic Janik <frederic@unforgettable.com>
Helsinki, .. Finland - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 08:21:18 (CST)
Al, Way to go! This page is long over due and you have done an excellent job keeping this history a focus. A story that needs to be told and shared. Thank You!
Cheryl Baker
USA - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 00:19:13 (CST)
Thank you Dana and Al for all your hard work on our behalf. Jerri Truhill, Merc. 13
Jerri Truhill <jerrit@prodigy.net>
Richardson, Tx. USA - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 09:50:21 (CST)
very well done and informative!! i thoroughly enjoyed this website!
tamara <matertater47>
stuart, fla USA - Sunday, March 12, 2000 at 23:46:38 (CST)


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