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Betty Skelton in front of the Mercury Capsule Replica.

Betty Skelton: For All Womankind Pop-Up Performance

Event Information
Date & Time Tickets Price Location
Saturday, June 22 | 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM Available Free Onsite
About this event

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women.

Adapted from an original full-length piece about her time at NASA, this first-person, immersive interaction was created from a number of primary sources about Skelton's life, and engages visitors with the story of her experience and her larger impact on the field through her own words and historical photos.

Performances are free with museum admission and will take place at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm under the front of the Enterprise within the Apollo: When We Went to the Moon exhibit in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion.