Wally Funk, 82, going into space with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s company Blue Origin, has spent 19.6 thousand hours on the flight.
Wally Funk (Photo Credits Twitter)
Wally Funk’s dream of going to space with Blue Origin, the company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is going to be fulfilled. Today the New Shepard rocket of Jeff Bezos’s company Blue Origin will fly with a total of four people, including Bezos. The eyes of the world are on this journey.
Billionaire Jeff Bezos will be accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, 18-year-old student Oliver Damon, the youngest space traveler, and 82-year-old Wally Funk, the oldest space traveler. The most discussed among the traveling members is about the valley. Actually, Wally Funk was about to travel to space 60 years ago.
Mercury 13 included funk
In the year 1961, NASA prepared a program. Funk was also involved in the Mercury 13 event. He was also given special training to go to space. She was the first woman and youngest member of this team. But in 1960-61, she was removed from this program due to being only a woman. The dream that Wally Funk had seen 60 years ago, seems to be coming true now.
the oldest to go to space
Funk was the first woman inspector of the National Transportation Safety Board. Apart from this, he is also a Goodwill Ambassador. He has a lot of name in the field of aviation. He has spent 19.6 thousand hours on the flight. Not only this, she has given training to more than 3000 people. Funk has dedicated his career to aviation
Wally Funk has paid $28 million to fly into space with Jeff Bezos. In a video shared on social media with Bezos, Funk says she can hardly wait any longer.
11 minute journey
Jeff Bezos also shared a video announcing the move to Wally Funk. In this video, Funk is seen saying, ‘I can run ahead of you.’ The New Shepard vehicle of Blue Origin will fly in space for about 11 minutes. After reaching the hypothetical limit after a distance of 100 km from the Earth’s surface, the capsule will separate from the booster and re-enter the atmosphere. Later he will return to earth with the help of parachute.
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