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Mercury 13 astronaut group, 1961
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Group of 13 female pilots who passed astronaut physical testing in 1961 to prove that women were also qualified for spaceflight. NASA never considered them, maintaining that astronauts had to be qualified test pilots (all of whom were white males). Nickname: The Mercury Thirteen

AKA: Mercury Thirteen.


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Hart, Jane American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Cagle, Myrtle American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Hixson American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Steadman American pilot, winner of many awards and races, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Leverton American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Dietrich American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Dietrich, Marion American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female pilots declared fit for astronaut duty in 1961, but never entered training.

Truhill American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Allison American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Gorelick American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Cobb American pilot, holder of four aviation records, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Stumough American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

Funk American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts proposed in 1961, but never entered training.

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