Wally Funk's race for space

30 March 2019, 11:00 - 12:30
Chelmsford campus

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Sue Nelson


In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the Woman in Space programme. But a combination of politics and prejudice meant that none of the women ever went to space. In this offbeat odyssey, journalist and fellow space buff Sue Nelson travels with Wally, now approaching her 80th birthday, as she races to make her own giant leap.


Suitable for ages 15+

Event Details

30 March 2019, 11:00 - 12:30
Chelmsford campus