Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Bernice Trimble


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Personal data

Birthdate:  09.07.1925
Birthplace:  Rudyard, Michigan
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.02.1960
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. 01.06.1963
Day of death:  12.03.2015
Place of death:  Traverse City, Michigan

Additional information

Named "B"; belonged to the first female group, which was not accepted from the NASA. Bernice Steadman was a veteran of many Air Races and began flying at an early age, earning her Private Pilot's License at age 17, and her Commercial Pilot's License in 1946. She founded and operated her own flight school, charter service and Fixed Base Operations at Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan. She held an Airline Transport Pilot license and taught Reserve Air Force pilots after WWII. She was inducted into the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame in October of 2002 and the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2007 she was honored by presentation of a Doctor of Science Degree by the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.


Last update on July 23, 2019.