Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Geraldyne Menor "Jerrie"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  05.03.1931
Birthplace:  Norman, Oklahoma
Marital status:  single
Selection date:  01.02.1960
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. 01.06.1963
Day of death:  18.03.2019
Place of death:  Sun City Center, Florida

Additional information

Belonged to the first female group, which was not accepted from the NASA; was during World War II pilot and belonged to the Ninty-Niners; hobbies: swimming, tennis, golf, horseback riding, softball. Later 30 years of missionary work in South America, performing humanitarian flying, i.e., transporting supplies to indigenous tribes, and surveying new air routes to remote areas. Cobb has been honored by the Brazilian, Colombian, Ecuadorian, French, and Peruvian governments. In 1981 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work.


Last update on July 23, 2019.