Loretta Hall is an author, space enthusiast, and a NSS Space Ambassador. She is helping Wally Funk create her memoir. Wally Funk was one of the Mercury 13, a group of women who passed all the same tests as the Mercury astronauts. Wally still plans to make her way into space on a Virgin Galactic flight.
Loretta is glad that the first landing on the moon in the 21st century will include the first woman. But at the same time, it would be great if we were already past that point. It reminds me of something that Christina Koch, who along with Jessica Meir, completed the first all woman spacewalk said “This is really just us doing our jobs.” In the end we are all individuals, and we have things we want to do.
Loretta is looking forward to our return to the moon. And hopes that humanity will expand out into the solar system and beyond.