America’s first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died at her home in Florida.
Cobb died March 18 following a brief illness, said Miles O’Brien, a family spokesman. She was 88.
In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass NASA’s astronaut screening process. Altogether, 13 women passed the arduous physical testing regimen and became known as the Mercury 13. But NASA already had its Mercury 7 astronauts, all jet test pilots and all military men, and none of the Mercury 13 ever reached space, which left Cobb bitter.
“We seek, only, a place in our nation’s space future without discrimination,” she later told a special House subcommittee on the selection of astronauts.
Instead of making her an astronaut, NASA tapped her as a consultant to promote the space program. But she was dismissed after commenting: “I’m the most unconsulted consultant in any government agency.”
“My country, my culture, was not ready to allow a woman to fly in space.”
Truly sad. We’ve since grown out of that phase, but I am saddened that such brave and excellent people as Jerrie Cobb never got to shine.
Just think how proud we would have been.
This story here via my dear friend Margaret O’Brien
Geoffrey Johnson (American, b. 1965, Greensboro, NC, USA) – Rouge III, 2017 Paintings: Oil on Canvas
Neato. I’m lovin’ it.
A sweet tribute.
Wiesmann MF5 GT
Modern retro supercar. Quite rare, even across the pond.
posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 07:43 PM [an oldie but a goodie! – Ed.]
We were contacted via email a few weeks ago by a photographer in Germany who was recently in Greece on holiday. While that does sound pretty mundane, the image file she attached to her email was anything but, at least to my “not professionally trained in digital imaging” eyes, it was the best “UFO” image I’ve had emailed to me in years.
“SHOOTER” related that she was on a vacation trip with her husband, and they were driving in a remote area of Greece. While slowing down to photograph some goats, in one photo only out of multiples, she captured a single image of an unknown object in the sky. “SHOOTER” did not see the object at the time of photographing the scene, and has related to me she noticed nothing whatsoever unusual during this time. The weather was quite windy, spotted with clouds, yet relatively clear, with a temperature of approximately 86 degrees. The object appears in no other photo, including the one preceding it which was taken 5 seconds earlier than the UO shot. The next frame shot after the UO photo was some minutes later and obviously at another vantage point from the “goat series.”
From the Crete UFO Image Captured – What Is It? thread posted by Springer, ats owner. Registered: 6/7/2003 Location: The City Mood: so-so Member is offline.
I was just looking at this again, for some reason.
It is indeed absolutely fabulous and is simply fascinating af. If you are into UFOs, you need to read this thread. You won’t be sorry.
Panamera Sport Turismo, best family car you can buy?
I wouldn’t know, of course, but, seriously, I would not be at all surprised.
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game(Official Video)
Published on Aug 11, 2012
I’m in love with this song, hope you all enjoy it 🙂
I also love the heck out of this song.
Pic of the inboard dampers on the new RUF CTR
Some seriously serious Wealth.
Chillin’ at the country club, drinking cocktails for lunch…
#lingerie #ethereal_moods #travelingmodel #nolamodel #neworleansmodel
Fantabulous to the max.
C8 Corvette to be announced 7.18
It will kick asses and take names. Of this I am certain.
A Lancia Stratos soaring through a rally stage.
The Tucker Torpedo “The car of the future”
Way too advanced for it’s time.
A Markhor in the Augsburg Zoo, Germany [Source]
Wicked cool horns!
Apollo Intensa Emozione
Intense emotions, eh… well, probably so.
Stunning 1947 Rolls-Royce Labourdette
TVRs are way cool.
Remember everyone, I’ll be back in the Hudson Valley May 7th- 14th with availability to shoot… DM me if you want to set it up!!
Shot in Houston, Texas
#travelingmodel #bootyfordays #altmodel#nolamodel #letsshoot
A fine, fine lady.
2012 Peugeot Onyx Concept front view.
Hey… Longue vie à la France, eh.
Chevy Aerovette concept. A mid engine Corvette with a rotary engine. Shame it never went to production
I agree, it is a shame they didn’t make it. It would’ve flew with a Wankel, but I understand the Vette buyers need for an enormous V8 with tons o’ torque. Still could have made it as a companion to the Vette. Anyway… pretty, innit?