Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Irene Helen


Personal data

Birthdate:  03.03.1927
Birthplace:  Chicago, Illinois
Marital status:  single
Selection date:  ??.??.1960
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????
Day of death:  23.07.2017
Place of death:  Paulden, Arizona

Additional information

Belonged to the first female group, which was not accepted from the NASA; later pilot for a telephone company in Arizona. She ultimately logged 25,762 flight hours and acquired multiple honors during a 65-year flying career, before retiring her license in 2010. She passed away at Rutledge Ranch Retreat in Paulden, Arizona


Last update on July 31, 2017.