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Science Journalist Sue Nelson, author of, “Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer,” walks us through the history of thirteen American women who successfully underwent the same training as the astronauts selected by NASA for Project Mercury but weren’t given the opportunity to travel to space, and how Wally Funk’s dream finally became reality when she was able to board Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin and become the oldest person to ever go into space.
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