Wally Funk Heads for Space

We celebrate the Mercury 13 mission and Wally Funk's return to the void...
13 July 2021
Presented by Richard Hollingham, Sue Nelson


Image of Mercury 13 legend and astronaut wannabe, Wally Funk


On the 10th anniversary of Space Boffins, Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham are joined by BBC Science and Space Correspondent Jonathan Amos to celebrate Mercury 13 legend Wally Funk as she prepares to launch to space with Jeff Bezos. As author of Wally Funk’s Race for Space, Sue shares a new conversation with Wally testing out a Mercury capsule. We also catch up on ten years of space developments, chat to ESA’s project scientist for the JUICE mission to Jupiter’s icy moons, Olivier Witasse, and celebrate Apollo 15 with an epic montage featuring astronaut Al Worden. Here’s to the next ten years!


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