asher63 (asher63) wrote,

I am Jerrie Cobb.

Well, for the Mercury simulator at least.  I indulged in a bit of alternate-history roleplaying and created a profile for one of the "Mercury Thirteen" - the thirteen women astronaut candidates who almost, but not quite, got to be part of the Mercury program.

When I created the profile I put in the following information:

1.  Name:  Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb.
2.  Weight:  115 lbs.
3.  Sex:  Female.
And I got the following error message:

This applicant is not within the original requirements for Project Mercury.
Weight:  140 to 175 pounds.
Hmmm.  Somehow I don't remember that being the issue.....
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