Wally Funk's Race for Space

12 October 2018

No.4 Hamilton Place


18:00 - 19:00

We regret to inform you that Wally Funk will no longer be able to attend the “Wally Funk’s Race for Space” lecture taking place on 12th October 2018.

Sue Nelson will present a solo presentation about Wally and the Mercury 13 and the history of women in space, followed by a Q&A panel session.

We are extremely sorry for any disappointment this may cause. If you could please email conferences@aerosociety.com if you will no longer be attending the lecture that would be very much appreciated.

If you have any questions please feel free to get into contact with us via the above email address.


Speaker Details

Sue Nelson

Sue Nelson

SUE NELSON currently co-produces/presents the award winning Space Boffins podcast whose guests have included astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Tim Peake, Eileen Collins, Helen Sharman, Gene Cernan, Chris Hadfield and Samantha Cristoforetti. During her extensive broadcasting career, Sue has covered everything from cloning, species extinction and disease outbreaks to GM crops, eclipses and exploding rockets. She has driven a moon buggy on a London street alongside the last man to walk on the Moon, Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan. Her award winning 2016 documentary ‘Women with the Right Stuff’, on the history of women in space, was one of BBC World Service’s most-listened-to podcasts.


No.4 Hamilton Place

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No.4 Hamilton Place