Wally Funk Oral History Interview
Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career. br/
In 1961, Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the “Women in Space”… read more
Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career.
In 1961, Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the “Women in Space” Program. A group of women went to the Lovelace Clinic, where the Mercury astronauts had undergone their physical examinations, and underwent the same medical and psychological tests. She was one of the “Mercury 13,” as the “First Lady Astronaut Trainees” who Dr. Randalph Lovelace considered qualified for astronaut training were called. However, NASA withdrew support from the program and the women never went into space.
This interview was part of the Aviatrix Pioneers section of an oral history collection at the NASA Johnson Space Center. The interview was done by Carol Butler for the NASA History Office on July 18, 1999, in Cocoa Beach, Florida. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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