Jerrie's Quest For Space Flight
- "You are an inspiration to all of us who love flying and dream of space exploration." NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin
- "Just as Glenn represents the original seven astronauts, Cobb represents the women who were prepared to make similar sacrifices for their country but were denied the opportunity. It's time for NASA to right that wrong. It's time to let Jerrie Cobb fly in space." Florida Today.
- "Jerrie Cobb trained as one of America's original astronauts, until NASA decided only men were fit for space exploration." Boston Herald
- "Jerrie Cobb owned four world aviation records. She had flown 64 types of aircraft, including a jet fighter. And she sailed through grueling medical tests that involved swallowing a 3-foot rubber hose and being stuck with electric probes. Cobb, then 29, certainly seemed to measure up to the likes of John Glenn and Scott Carpenter for a place among America's pioneering astronauts. She had the right stuff. But she was the wrong sex. If Glenn can make a second trip, Cobb should finally be allowed to make her first." Philadelphia Inquirer
- "When NASA dumped its female astronaut training program in 1960, the agency all but forgot the first woman cleared space travel. Jerrie Cobb had all the right stuff, just like Glenn and his fellow Mercury astronauts. Now if NASA wants to study the effects of age on men's ability to fly in space, wouldn't it be logical to learn the same thing about women. Cobb deserves that much." Tampa Tribune
- "It is rare for a country to be able to right a wrong while the victim is still living. The United States now has that opportunity with JerrieCobb. She deserves her first trip in space at least as much as John Glenn deserves his second." Minnesota Women's Press
- "If John Glenn deserves a second ride in space at age 77, what about former space trainee Jerrie Cobb? The veteran aviator, a decade younger, never got her first shot at orbiting the globe. The national Organization for Women and its president, Patricia Ireland, contend that Cobb was denied a chance at a space mission solely because NASA deemed women unsuitable. "Sexism was the only thing that kept Jerrie Cobb out of space in 1960, and it cannot be allowed to stand in her way now," Ireland said at a news conference.
- "If NASA wants to study the effects of space travel on aging, then it is imperative to make these studies on women," she said. "After all, women are the majority of the elderly." Associated Press
- "Astronaut Jerrie Cobb, Our Other American Legend. "In 1960 Jerrie ranked in the top 2% of both men and women tested for astronaut training. Clearly, she had the right stuff. "We love our heroes. We need our John Glenns and Jerrie Cobbs. They're so important in defining who we are and hat we stand for. Perhaps now it's time we validate that importance to yet another American hero. "Let's offer Jerrie Cobb that opportunity to fly into space that we denied her so long ago. It's not too late. She's fit and ready to go. "A mission to study the Amazon from space? Perhaps that or even helping build and operate the International Space Station would be a fitting tribute to a woman who still possesses so much of The Right Stuff." John Shepler's Writing In A Positive Light
- "It's logical that a woman will be next and there is no one in America more qualified and deserving to be in that space shuttle than Jerrie." NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin
- "Go Jerrie! Go and do what most of us only dream of. Go for us. We're with you all the way." e-mail messages.