Pioneering Pilot Wants Her Space Shot
By sending up Sen. Glenn, Pres. Clinton is opening up a
Pandora's box of "reward rides."
"Pioneering Pilot Wants Space Shot"
: She was deep in the Amazon jungle when Neil Armstrong and
: Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the moon, and she was there, still
: serving as a missionary pilot, when NASA tapped John Glenn
: to fly again.
: The rain forest has been Jerrie Cobb's home, and the
: indigenous people her family, ever since NASA spurned
: her in the early 1960s - even though she passed the same
: torturous tests taken by Glenn and the six other
: Mercury astronauts.
: Thirty-eight years after becoming NASA's first female
: astronaut candidate, Cobb has emerged from the jungle
: to crusade for the space shot she was promised.
PS: Ms. Cobb should inquire with some of the space tourism
companies starting to offer trips to space. Some might even
be interested in employing her as a pilot.
PS2: But she had better not call herself an astronaut candidate in
Houston, least JSC security be tempted to haul her off to jail. :O
Mark Reiff <mreiff1@xxxxxxxxxx>
Gratuitous political statement, look here ->
"I think we are all trying too hard to push space
versus finding the pulls that attract people and their money."
"The heavens reward great deeds, not excuses."