Jerrie-Cobb-Obituary

Jerrie Cobb

1931 - 2019 (Age 88)

Obituary

Jerrie Cobb was NASA’s first female astronaut candidate, passing astronaut testing in 1961. A total of 13 women passed the difficult physical testing and became known as the Mercury 13, a reference to the Mercury 7 astronauts who were all men. None of the 13 women reached space. She was a gifted pilot, setting many world records and was the first woman to fly in the Paris Air Show. She spent most of her career flying humanitarian missions in the Amazon jungle. Cobb advocated throughout her life for women flying in space and tried to get on space shuttle Discovery in 1998 along with 77 year old John Glenn, who was included on that mission.

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My condolences to the family and friends of Jerrie Cobb.

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for her contribution to history and being a gifted pilot. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.

My dearest friend of 25 years, I miss you greatly and grieve so very much. You are now in heaven and sharing the skies with your many friends. Vaya Con Dios my dear friend until we meet again.

What an extraordinary woman! She passed all the rigorous tests and should have been given the chance to go into space. Watching her interviews, she was a positive, humble lady with a kind spirit. It was not surprising she later flew humanitarian missions. What a great example she set paving the way for women astronauts.

My condolences to the family and friend of Jerrie Cobb.

God Bless

What a accomplishment that Miss Cobb made to be the first. Im sorry she didnt get a chance to make that flight. To the family I offer my sincere sympathy for your loss. May you receive comfort from God's word.