H.Res.421 - Honoring the trailblazing accomplishments of the "Mercury 13" women, whose efforts in the early 1960s demonstrated the capabilities of American women to undertake the human exploration of space.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Kagen, Steve [D-WI-8] (Introduced 05/21/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Science and Technology|
|Latest Action:||06/06/2007 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
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Summary: H.Res.421 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (06/06/2007)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Recognizes and honors the contributions of the "Mercury 13 women": Myrtle Cagle, Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb, Jan Dietrich, Marion Dietrich, Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk, Jane Briggs Hart, Jean Hixson, Gene Nora Stumbough Jessen, Irene Leverton, Sarah Lee Gorelick Ratley, Bernice Trimble Steadman, Geraldine "Jerri" Sloan Truhill, and Rhea Hurrle Allison Woltman.
Encourages young women to follow in the footsteps of those women and pursue careers of excellence in aviation and astronautics, as well as in engineering and science.