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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

Label
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
Extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer
Creator
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... 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IMmBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Sue
Dewey number
  • 629.130092
  • 629.13092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Funk, Mary Wallace
  • Women air pilots
  • Air pilots
  • Astronauts
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Outer space
Target audience
adult
Label
Wally Funk's race for space : the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer, Sue Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 76
  • 4
  • Waiting List
  • p. 107
  • 5
  • An American in Paris
  • p. 139
  • 6
  • Spaceport America
  • p. 170
  • 1
  • 7
  • Storage Space
  • p. 201
  • I Heard Her Through the Grapevine
  • p. 1
  • 2
  • Houston, We Have a Problem
  • p. 43
  • 3
  • Cape Canaveral
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
Note
629.13 N337 ; XX-N ; [A18BP160, #57, 4@$26.99, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1086389200
  • (OCoLC)1086389200
Label
Wally Funk's race for space : the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer, Sue Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 76
  • 4
  • Waiting List
  • p. 107
  • 5
  • An American in Paris
  • p. 139
  • 6
  • Spaceport America
  • p. 170
  • 1
  • 7
  • Storage Space
  • p. 201
  • I Heard Her Through the Grapevine
  • p. 1
  • 2
  • Houston, We Have a Problem
  • p. 43
  • 3
  • Cape Canaveral
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
Note
629.13 N337 ; XX-N ; [A18BP160, #57, 4@$26.99, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1086389200
  • (OCoLC)1086389200

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