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Wally Funk's Race for Space

In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the ‘Women in Space’ programme. Wally sailed through a series of rigorous physical and mental tests, with one of her scores beating all the male Mercury 7 astronauts’, including John Glenn’s, the first American in orbit. Take a seat in LIVE Space to hear about the Mercury 13 programme and Wally’s amazing offbeat odyssey, with host Sue Nelson.

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Speakers

Wally Funk
Sue Nelson

Location

National Space Centre Exploration Drive Leicester LE4 5NS

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