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Sue Nelson: Wally Funk’s Race for Space

Sue Nelson: Wally Funk’s Race for Space

Saturday 2 March, 2pm-3pm

Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC

Authors: Sue Nelson
As part of the Mercury 13, Wally Funk was one of the pioneering women of space travel, frequently outperforming male astronaut candidates in tests of endurance. But just one week before the final phase of training, the programme was abruptly cancelled.

Politics and prejudice meant Wally never flew into space. Undeterred, she went on to become an accomplished pilot and America's first female aviation safety inspector.

Sue Nelson, author of Wally Funk’s Race for Space, discusses a remarkable life and Wally’s ongoing pursuit of space travel.

Language: English
AED 75Foundation Friend: AED 68

All prices are inclusive of VAT

Language: English
Session No. 29 
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