Wally Funk Oral History Interview

Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career.
In 1961 Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the ñWomen in Spaceñ Program. A group… read more

Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career.

In 1961 Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the ñWomen in Spaceñ 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

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Wally Funk Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
291543-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Feb 14, 2010
Last Aired:
Jan 21, 2014

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  • Feb 14, 2010 | 3:07pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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