RIP Janet Dietrich, One of the “Mercury 13” Women Astronaut Trainees

Janet Christine Dietrich has died. In 1961, along with her twin sister, Marion, and eleven other women, Dietrich passed the same battery of physical tests as the men chosen by NASA to become America's first astronauts. But Dietrich, and the rest of the so-called "Mercury 13" never flew in space-indeed, they were never… » 6/18/08 1:20pm 6/18/08 1:20pm