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Robert Pearlman
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Al Hallonquist informs that Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill, one of the members of the "Mercury 13," has died. She was 85. From the Dallas Observer:
Had Jerri Truhill been born a quarter century later, she very well might have made it into space. Some argue she should have. She and the dozen other women who composed the Mercury 13 program passed whatever tests [the Lovelace Clinic] threw at them, and she seemed to possess as much of the "right stuff" as John Glenn and the rest of the men who would be launched into orbit.

The early 1960s, however, were not a time of gender equality, so when Truhill passed away Monday at an Irving hospice, her story remained buried in the footnotes of the history of American spaceflight.

Additional biographical information about Truhill can be read at Mercury13.com.

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I've been in touch with the writer of that Dallas Observer article, and hope he is going to change some of the misstatements in it.

She was a fine enough aviator the informant didn't need to embellish. Thanks Rob.

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RIP Jerri!

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Unfortunately, another female pioneer has left us.

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