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The Resource Wally Funk's race for space : the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer, Sue Nelson

Wally Funk's race for space : the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer, Sue Nelson

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Wally Funk's race for space : the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer
Title
Wally Funk's race for space
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer
Statement of responsibility
Sue Nelson
Title variation
Wally Funks race for space
Title variation remainder
the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to complete NASA's 1961 Women in Space program. Funk breezed through the rigorous physical and mental tests, her scores beating those of many of the male candidates--even John Glenn. Just one week before Funk was to enter the final phase of training, the entire program was abruptly cancelled. Politics and prejudice meant that none of the more-than-qualified women ever went to space. Undeterred, Funk went on to become one of America's first female aviation inspectors and civilian flight instructors, though her dream of being an astronaut never dimmed. In this offbeat odyssey, journalist and fellow space buff Sue Nelson travels with Wally Funk, approaching her 80th birthday, as she races to make her giant leap. Covering their travels across the United States and Europe--taking in NASA's mission control in Houston and Spaceport America in New Mexico, where Funk's ride to space awaits--this is a uniquely intimate and entertaining portrait of a true aviation trailblazer."--Dust jacket flap
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Summary
A journalist recounts her experiences traveling with Wally Funk, one of the Mercury 13, a group of women who participated in the space program only to have their program cut, and explains how Wally, now in her eighties, still dreams of getting to space
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10763231
Cataloging source
IMmBT
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1961-
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Nelson, Sue
Dewey number
  • 629.130092
  • 629.13092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Funk, Wally
  • Women air pilots
  • Air pilots
  • Astronauts
  • Outer space
  • Air pilots
  • Astronauts
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Women air pilots
  • Outer space
  • United States
Target audience
general
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the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer
Label
Wally Funk's race for space : the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer, Sue Nelson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by The Westbourne Press, an imprint of Saqi Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-239)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1086389200
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781641601306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1086389200
Label
Wally Funk's race for space : the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer, Sue Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by The Westbourne Press, an imprint of Saqi Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1086389200
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781641601306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1086389200

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