Jane Briggs Hart

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Jane Briggs (“Janey”) Hart (October 21, 1921 - June 5, 2015) was an American aviator. She was the widow of Senator Philip A. Hart. She was born in Detroit, Michigan. She was a member of the NASA's Mercury 13. Hart was also an avid sailor and has sailed in the Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race 15 times as part of an all-women crew.[1]

Hart died on June 5, 2015 in West Hartford, Connecticut from Alzheimer's disease, aged 93.[2]

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  1. Born to Ride, Then to Fly: Mackinac Island’s Jane B. Hart, Mackinac Island Town Crier, December 11, 2010.
  2. Weil, Martin (6 June 2015). "Jane B. Hart, strong-minded wife of senator, dies at 93". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 June 2015.