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NASA’s first female astronaut candidate Jerrie Cobb passes away

Jerrie Cobb (88), NASA’s first female astronaut candidate, has passed away in Florida on March 18, 2019. In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut testing. Altogether, 13 women passed the arduous physical testing and became known as the Mercury 13. But NASA already had its Mercury 7 astronauts, all test pilots and ..

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US Space Legend John Glenn dead

John Hershel Glenn Jr. (1921-2016) was made history by becoming the first American to orbit the Earth circling it three times. He was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut from Ohio. He was an eminent fighter pilot in World War II and Korea with 5 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 18 clusters. Glenn was part of the ..

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