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Who is Wally Funk?
Who is Wally Funk?
In the video clip above, Wally speaks briefly about her Mercury 13 testing.
Find out more about Wally by browsing a photo album of her activities and by reading her memoir.
In the video clip above, Wally speaks briefly about her Mercury 13 testing.
  • She is one of the most adventurous people you will ever meet.
  • As a pilot, she has logged 19,600 hours of flight time.
  • As a flight instructor, she has guided 3,000 students to their private pilot license or an advanced rating.
  • As one of the Mercury 13, she passed the same rigorous physical examinations as NASA's first astronauts (the Mercury 7 were all men).
  • She was one of only three Mercury 13 members to take additional physiological and psychological tests similar to the ones the Mercury 7 passed. She even went to Russia for training at the cosmonaut center in Star City.
  • She has continued to pursue spaceflight since 1961.
  • She is an expert marksman, an antique car enthusiast, and an avid zipliner.
  • She has traveled globally and ridden numerous exotic animals.
  • She believes that knowledge and carefulness eliminate fear.
  • She loves life.
  • She is one of the most adventurous people you will ever meet.
  • As a pilot, she has logged 19,600 hours of flight time.
  • As a flight instructor, she has guided 3,000 students to their private pilot license or an advanced rating.
  • As one of the Mercury 13, she passed the same rigorous physical examinations as NASA's first astronauts (the Mercury 7 were all men). She even went to Russia to train at the cosmonaut center in Star City.
  • She was one of only three Mercury 13 members to take additional physiological and psychological tests similar to the ones the Mercury 7 passed.
  • She has continued to pursue spaceflight since 1961.
  • She is an expert marksman, an antique car enthusiast, and an avid zipliner.
  • She has traveled globally and ridden numerous exotic animals.
  • She believes that knowledge and carefulness eliminate fear.
  • She loves life.
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