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

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A portrait of Irene Leverton, a member of the Mercury 13.

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A portrait of Gene Nora Stumbough Jessen, a member of the Mercury 13.

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A portrait of Myrtle Cagle, a member of the Mercury 13.

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A portrait of Jean Hixson, a member of the Mercury 13.

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Jean Hixson undergoing astronaut testing at the Lovelace Clinic in 1961. Hixson was one of thirteen women that successfully passed these tests, and this group later became known as the Mercury 13.

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Geraldyn “Jerrie” Cobb undergoing astronaut testing. Cobb was one of thirteen women that successfully passed these tests, and this group later became known as the Mercury 13. Cobb was the first woman to complete these tests.

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Myrtle Cagle undergoing astronaut testing. Here, she is shown performing the bicycle test at the Lovelace Clinic. Cagle was one of thirteen women that successfully passed these tests, and this group later became known as the Mercury 13.

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Myrtle Cagle undergoing astronaut testing. Here, she is shown performing the tilt table test at the Lovelace Clinic. Cagle was one of thirteen women that successfully passed these tests, and this group later became known as the Mercury 13.

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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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