Wally Funk fulfills lifelong dream to go to space with Blue Origin flight

The 82-year-old became the oldest person to go to space, six decades after being denied by the US government

Wally Funk, a pilot who was denied the chance to go into space in the 1960s because she was a woman, said “I want to go again, fast”, after returning from a successful flight with the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos.

With Bezos’s brother, Mark, and an 18-year-old Dutch student, Oliver Daemen, the pair spent 11 minutes on Tuesday on a suborbital flight conducted by Blue Origin, Bezos’s space flight company.

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