GRAPEVINE, Texas — Eighty-two-year-old Wally Funk will be joining Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, and one other person aboard the New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20.
She will be the oldest person to ever go to space.
Funk was the youngest graduate of the Woman in Space Program. This privately funded project allowed American women to go through the same physiological and psychological screenings that NASA and Mercury 13 completed. However, these women never flew to space. Now, it is finally Wally Funk’s turn.
Funk was the first female FAA inspector and the first female NTSB air safety investigator.
Below is the video of Jeff Bezos welcoming Wally Funk to his upcoming trip to space.