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Wally Funk’s Race for Space

The inspirational story of a female pilot who led the way for women in space and never gave up on a dream. Wally will be joining host Sue Nelson at the National Space Centre for a special day looking at the Mercury 13 programme and women in space. Take a seat in our LIVE Space gallery to hear about the Mercury 13 programme and Wally’s amazing offbeat odyssey, with host Sue Nelson. Copies of Wally Funk’s "Race for Space" book will be on sale, and can be personalised and signed by Wally.

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Wally Funk is an American aviator and Goodwill Ambassador. Funk was one of the Mercury 13. She was the first female air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, the first civilian flight instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the first Federal Aviation Agency inspector.

Sue Nelson is an award-winning science journalist, producer and broadcaster. A former BBC TV science correspondent and Radio 4 presenter, Sue makes short films on space missions for the ESA.


National Space Centre Exploration Drive Leicester LE4 5NS

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