Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Jane Briggs "Janey"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.10.1921
Birthplace:  Midland, Michigan
Marital status:  widowed
Children:  nine
Selection date:  01.02.1960
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. 01.06.1963
Day of death:  05.06.2015
Place of death:  West Hartford, Connecticut

Additional informatiom

She is the daughter of Walter O. Briggs the former multi-millionaire owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team; belonged to the first female group, which was not accepted from the NASA; was married to U.S. senator Phil Hart of Michigan; oldest member of the training group; first licensed female helicopter pilot in the state of Michigan, USA; died of Alzheimer's disease.


Last update on July 23, 2019.