[Ext Org] RAeS Women in Aviation Lecture “Wally Funk’s Race for Space”



Time: 18:00
Location: RAeS headquarters W1J 7BQ

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Wally Funk’s Race for Space

12 October 2018

18:00 – 19:00

Wally Funk is an aviation pioneer. Selected as a pilot to take part in America’s Woman in Space Program in 1961, she became one of the ‘Mercury 13’ – the thirteen women who passed the strict physical and psychological astronaut tests that were also used to select the famous male Mercury 7 astronauts. Denied a chance to go into space, she continued her flying career and became both the first female FAA inspector in the US and air crash investigator for the National Transportation and Safety Board.

Sue Nelson, author of Wally Funk’s Race for Space, joins Wally for an ‘in-conversation’ about Wally’s aviation career and long held desire to be an astronaut – this time on board a commercial spaceplane – and how it’s about to become a reality.

Registration is open and is free to both members and non-members.


No.4 Hamilton Place

Royal Aeronautical Society Headquarters

No.4 Hamilton Place