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Event ID:  20090
Contact Name:  Sue Nelson
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Dates:  4th October 2018 to 4th October 2018
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Country:  United Kingdom
Event Name:  Wally Funk's Race for Space
Event Description:  The UK book launch of Wally Funk's Race for Space by Sue Nelson. The amazing story of Mercury 13 member Wally Funk, her aviation career and Wally's continued desire to finally become an astronaut on a commercial spaceflight - over 50 years after she passed the same astronaut tests as the Mercury 7. The Mercury 13 are the 13 women pilots who passed astronaut tests 1960-61 in the United States but were never given the opportunity to go into space. Published on October 4th by Westbourne Press. "A wonderful, vivid portrait of Wally Funk that explores the crucial part women have played in space exploration," Libby Jackson, author of A Galaxy of Her Own. "Inspiring," Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency. "An absolute joy," Dallas Campbell. Daily Mail's Book of the Week - "this extraordinary, quirky book".
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