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A portrait of Geraldine “Jerri” Sloan Truhill, a member of the Mercury 13.

Geraldine “Jerri” Sloan Truhill kneels to polish the wing of a Beech Bonanza plane while her co-pilot, Martha Ann Reading, lays underneath the plane. The women are preparing the Beechcraft Bonanza H-35 for the 12th All Women's Transcontinental Air…

Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill standing in front of a plane, wearing a Lycra flight suit designed by John Weyatts.

Aviatrix Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill bending down from the cockpit of a Cessna 175 to pick up her son, David. Next to her sits her co-pilot, Martha Ann Reading. Truhill was one of the thirteen women who passed all of the astronaut tests given at…
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